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Gérard Depardieu touches down at the Brussels International Film Festival

Gérard Depardieu is Monday night perched at the Brussels International Film Festival (BRIFF). Leading actor of the film “Les Valseuses”, in which Depardieu itself plays a leading role. The French-Russian actor received first erkentelijkheidsmedaille of the city of Brussels on the Brussels town hall.

The classic “Les Valseuses” is a movie from 1974 in which two unemployed youth, the boredom of going on an adventure full of provocations and sexual encounters. Upon his release in 1974 did the film created a buzz of attention and he was seen by some as immoral, and shocking to be considered. “Les Valseuses” in 1974, the second most successful film in the whole of France. The film played an important role in Depardieu’s acting career.
Before the world star with French and Russian nationality, the film proposed in the Cinema Palace, he was put in the flowers on the Brussels town hall for his remarkable career. He was erkentelijkheidsmedaille of the city of Brussels from the hands of first alderman Alain Courtois (MR) and vessels of Culture, Karine Lalieux (PS).
“We want to do with the BRIFF to show that Brussels is a city where films and filmmakers are at home. At the same time, it is a way to the great actors who are here during the festival to pass through to honor it for their career,” says vessels Lalieux.
Last week received guests of honour of the BRIFF Claudia Cardinale is also a erkentelijkheidsmedaille of the city of Brussels.

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