“Warm and wonderful”, Mélanie Thierry discusses his relationship with Benoît Magimel on film The Pain – Gala

Entertainment 23 January, 2018


Mélanie Thierry is the poster of The Pain, a masterful film where she plays Marguerite Duras, under the German occupation. She co-starred with Benjamin Biolay and Benoît Magimel. The actor, who has gone through a difficult period now seems to be returning to the summit of his art.

A player that is ” fascinating “. This is how Mélanie Thierry describes Benoît Magimel, his partner in Pain, the last film by Emmanuel Finkiel. The actress has the daunting task of embodying Marguerite Duras, in this feature film based on the masterpiece of the same name by the writer. Benoît Magimel and Melanie Thierry know each other, they have already been partners on the screen. Interviewed by the magazine Elle, the actress does not hide a certain admiration for the ex-child prodigy of the cinema : ” I find it wonderful. He is an actor in a state of grace “. It stresses its “fragility” and ” sweetness “, calling it even, by some side of feverish, and sometimes disturbing.

A fragility that, if it allows him to transcend himself to these roles, is not the best ally of the actor who is done with this film his comeback to the cinema after a long descent to the underworld. Arrested for transportation of narcotics last September, he led a long and painful fight against his addiction to the drug.

Today, the actor seems to be out of this addiction and with the support of his relatives, he returns to the foreground with this powerful film. A new page opens for the actor , who was recently appointed to have learned to protect themselves from his demons.

Photo credits : Denis Guignebourg / Bestimage

Mélanie Thierry,Benoît Magimel

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