It would be a great understatement to qualify Olivier Dahan as a regular at the exercise. If there is a filmmaker capable of making biopics, it is the director of the Oscar-winning La Môme and Grace of Monaco. The surprise was therefore not appropriate when we knew that he was going to tell us the story of Simone Veil on the big screen. Likewise when we learned that Elsa Zylberstein was going to play the famous politician, the first shots being more than convincing. It remained to see all this in action. As the release date is fast approaching (October 12), Warner has just unveiled the first trailer for Simone, the journey of the century. We see Zylberstein there, then, but also Rebecca Marder (who embodies the young stateswoman), in action, alongside Olivier Gourmet, unrecognizable as Antoine Veil, Élodie Bouchez as Yvonne Jacob, Judith Chemla as Milou Jacob or Sylvie Testud as Marceline Rozenberg. The timing seems appropriate. Because, at a time when the American Supreme Court revokes the right to abortion, recalling the fight of this magistrate who survived her passage through Auschwitz to decriminalize access to abortion in 1975 is not only a good idea, it is a necessary undertaking. Simone, the journey of the century will be released in theaters on October 12th.
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