Spread the love

“De Gaulle: is the film with Lambert Wilson really faithful to historical reality?”

De Gaulle: is the film with Lambert Wilson really faithful to historical reality ?

Réalisé par : Gabriel Le Bomin Avec : Lambert Wilson , Isabelle Carré , Olivier Gourmet , Andrew Bicknell, Pierre Hancisse, Sophie Quinton Genre : Biopic Sorti en 04/03/2020 Durée 01h45 4,1 /5 (35 avis) Donnez votre avis Synopsis Voir la bande-annonce Regarder en streaming Photos Vos avis

De Gaulle: is the film with Lambert Wilson really faithful to historical reality ?

The film "De Gaulle", with Lambert Wilson in the title role and released in 2020, tells how the future President of the Republic delivered the appeal of June 18, 1940.

De Gaulle: is the film with Lambert Wilson really faithful to historical reality ?

France 3 Monday May 27 at 9:10 p.m. 4/3 | All public

De Gaulle is the first biopic dedicated to à the historical figure of the first president of the fifth Republic. To avoid telling the general's story linearly, director Gabriel Bomin chose to count the weeks leading up to the story. cededé the call of June 18, 1940, inspired by the British filmThe King's Speech. The feature film remains faithful to its original character. reality historical as we know it, but allows itself some small anachronisms (notably an airplane with three white stripes whose sign did not exist before 1944) and liberties with the reality. Thus, the Charles de Gaulle Foundation and its family were not taken over. consulted (but were informed of the project), so as not to make the film “hagiographic”. The personality Since Yvonne de Gaulle is less well known, there are also more freedoms that have been taken into account. taken with this character.

So that De Gaullebe as faithful as possible to the reality historical, director Gabriel Bomin has explored the story of the story. biographies, history books, more personal stories like those of his son, the letters that Charles and Yvonne exchanged daily. This served as a fundamental basis à writing the script for the film, which combines historical moments and scenes from intimate life. "Afterès à Inside everything, we have to make choices, and above all we have to invest the spaces of fiction and bring them to life with honesty and honesty. and resemblance,” he conceded in an interview with The Internet user at the time of the film's release. Certain moments were thus é imagined: if Anne, the couple's daughter, really had Down's syndrome, the director and the screenwriter imagined that this would be the case. the scene where Yvonne De Gaulle takes the (existing) photo of her husband with her daughter on his arms à the beach.

For his part, Lambert Wilson admitted; Also contact the Internet user not to have tried to do this. to imitate [Charles de Gaulle]. "I find this not a very interesting exercise. The perfect imitation is entertaining for a while, but you can move on to more. side of the essentials. I find that it's more important to give a feeling, a vibration of the character and to make people understand what moves them." However, and the actor himself admits, the work of incarnation was more complicated than that. to shoot scenes of intimate life as well as scenes where the character is in his traditional military costume well known to the public: "We have to make decisions there; où there is no information at all, other than the letters, their correspondence, what their son described about the family situation and the atmosphere of the family. re who reigned there,…etc. […] We have responsibilities, if not towards family members, we are still obliged to do so. not to do anything. And at the same time you have to show imagination, invent their body language."

film profile

A historical French figure of the 20th century, Charles de Gaulle had never before had the right to a an adaptation of his life for the cinema. Only TV films had been attempted in this film. exercise. This is now a done deal with De Gaulle, released in cinemas on March 4, 2020. Porté by Lambert Wilson and Isabelle Carr&eac;, the feature film looks back on the few weeks that led to the incident; upon the departure of the general for London and the appeal of June 18, 1940.

Synopsis– In June 1940, Marshal Pétain wanted to stop the armed struggle against Germany. The president of the council Paul Reynaud and General de Gaulle want to continue the fight but are not heard. The armisty is signed. De Gaulle decides to go to Paris. London to seek help from Prime Minister Winston Churchill and thus continue the conflict which has become global. For his part, Yvonne his wife, sees the enemy advancing dangerously and therefore decides to take the road with their children. In England, the general has no news from his family and is preparing to leave. deliver a speech that will change the course of his life and of History…

Critics were relatively satisfied with De Gaulle at the time of its release, in March 2020. This "four-star biopic" for Culturebox, which considers the challenge "meté with panache", while La Croix salutes "a moving film about the dark hours of spring 1940 which offers a sentimental vision of a strategist alone against all. The bet is also successful for T&eac;l&eac;-Loisirs, which welcomes "an ambitious biopic producedé ; like a political thriller and providing real dramatic tension. Overall, Lambert Wilson's interpretation is praised by the critics, Les Inrocks judging it "habité" by his character.

rate this movie

However, not everyone is convinced by the emotion of the film. Le Parisien criticizes in particular à De Gaulle "the flatness of the historical story, too classic". For this medium, the feature film "lacks breath& quot; and "De Gaulle does not enter into the history… of cinema". A shared opinion by the specialized media First which deplores a "stuck biopic" : "Gabriel Le Bomin confirms the difficultyé to make the general a great figure of fiction. De Gaulle should, however, make fans of the genre curious, or those who wish to delve back into this complex period of our history.



  • De Gaulle //VF

  • De Gaulle //VF


Watch streaming

Your opinions

Rate this movie Aude 11 – 05/27/2024 Report Without De Gaulle, France and the French would no longer exist! nunchakuman – 06/07/2022 Report Soft, slow and boring as a film.
A lot of slowness in this film, from start to finish, just blah blah, talk. Luke 77 – 05/09/2022 Report Very good film retracing historical reality the great charo of 95 – 11/19/2020 Report I didn't understand anything about the story, the film was too long, it's not at all what I learned in 9th grade audrey the rest of 77 – 11/19/2020 Report he's not wow

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7


Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116