Pierre Salvadori

  1. Luc Thuiller, Hors-la-loi (Outlaws!), France, 1984.  Inspired by  Coppola’s Outsiders, realisteur Robin Davis, wanted unknowns. He told his casting director Dominque Besnehard: Find me a new James Dean and Natalie Wood.  Fifteen of them!   With four assistants for the first time, he put ads in papers and film magazines and combed through colleges, schools, gyms, night clubs, streets and suburbs. They found 300 kids, all too young for such a violent movie ruled the Youth Commission – although making an exception for Cornillac, 15 (the only one to make a meaningful career) and Pascal Librazzi, 14 1/2.  Older actors were targeted.  Patrick Aurignac, Vincent Perez, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Marie Trintignant made “extraordinary tests.” The film flopped, forcing Davis to serve  the rest of his career in TV; Salvadori spent the same 30 years as  a successful auteur,  notably with two films  starring Guillaume Depardieu: Les apprentis, 1995, and …Comme elle respire (US: White Lies), 1997.

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