Presentation by and discussion with director and co-author Yves Jeuland & co-author François Aymé
• Best documentary of the year from the French Syndicate of Cinema Critic •
As a child, Jean Alexis Gabin Moncorgé had two dreams: to become a farmer and to drive locomotives. But Gabin will be an actor and, thanks to cinema, a worker, a roadman, a boss, a cop, a crook, a deserting president, a locomotive driver. . . and Gabin will be a peasant as well. His life will blend with the history of France and cinema. From the Popular Front to the Trente Glorieuses (period from 1945-1975), Jean Gabin will embody the country, the France of towns and battlefields, France of farms and factories, France of cafés and grocery stores, ports and suburbs. The French will recognize themselves in Gabin, the most iconic actor of his century.
Director • Yves Jeuland
Authors • Yves Jeuland and François Aymé
With the voice of Grégory Gadebois
Producers • Michel Rotman and Marie-Hélène Ranc