Pascal Elbe

1. – Patrick Bruel, Un secret, France, 2007. Realisateur Claude Miller was musing upon Elbé – or Vincent Lindon – to play Maxime, when he had lunch with Bruel, very much a second Yves Montand singer-actor “Read Philippe Grimbert’s new book?” asked Bruel. “It’s my next film!” “Alors,” said Bruel, “I’m Maxime!”

2. – Kad Merad, L’Italien, France, 2009. Ex-journalist Nicolas Boukhrief wrote his eighth scenario with Elbé as Mourad hiding his Algerian roots as the titular Dino Fabrizzi. Two other scenarists refashioned it for Merad and his usual auteur Olivier Baroux. Didn’t help.

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