In theatres on 4 March, “De Gaulle” is one of the most eagerly awaited French films of the year, starring Lambert Wilson as the General.
This is the first film to focus on a part of General de Gaulle’s life, so obviously, the challenge is immense, commensurate with the political character he was.
The first trailer has just been unveiled and I can’t wait to tell you how promising it is. Directed by Gabriel Le Bomin, “De Gaulle” will look more closely at a crucial period in the political career of the future first president of the Fifth Republic.
The plot unfolds in June 1940, when the French government decides to capitulate to Nazi Germany. Faced with the military and political collapse of France, Charles de Gaulle returns to London while his wife Yvonne, played by Isabelle Carré, and their three children take to the road to escape the German advance.
Alongside Lambert Wilson and Isabelle Carré, Olivier Gourmet is also Chairman of the Board Paul Raynaud.
While the film will retrace this turning point in his political life, it will also explore his more intimate life through his family, as shown in a scene from the trailer where we see a young actress playing Anne, the Down’s syndrome daughter of the General who died in 1948 at the age of 20.
At the end of the trailer, we also see the scene where General de Gaulle sits behind a BBC microphone to make a call that will go down in history.
After Abbé Pierre in “Winter 54” and Commander Cousteau in “The Odyssey,” Lambert Wilson lends his features to a new historical personality of stature with General de Gaulle. See you at the cinema on March 4th to find out!