How a video of Pierre Richard was broadcast from Ukraine: The actor confides in Midi Libre

The actor speaks in our columns and provides the amazing making of this published sequence.

His poignant message about the war in Ukraine was widely circulated on the Internet, even commented on the set of BFMTV, where “his appeal to Putin” was repeated on Friday night, summarized a banner from the top news channel.

Pierre Richard didn’t expect his words to find such an echo, he told us on Saturday, revealing the genesis of this sequence. “Initially, a friend told me that a Ukrainian minister he is in touch with likes me a lot and would be happy to have a message to see what I think of the situation,” explains the actor. I sent it and it went like this…”

Pierre Richard is an actor adored by Russians and Ukrainians.
The fact that he is involved touches a lot in Ukraine.
His vote counts against Russian television propaganda. Thanks to the chain of friends who made the link!

— Caroline Fourest (@CarolineFourest) April 16, 2022

“My outrage is shared by millions of people”

In the video, released on Friday on Ukraine’s Interior Ministry YouTube channel and quick to alert BFMTV, Pierre Richard denounces the “barbarism” of the conflict on camera and calls for an end to the war. “It’s disgusting,” adds the tight gulp, the child who knew World War II.

The actor praises the “courage”, “resilence” and “determination” of Ukrainians. He says he is “torn,” he who knows “Russia and Ukraine” and loves “both peoples.” Although never associated with their politicians, he remembers that Pierre Richard, with the exception of Gorbachev, was always seen as a rock star by his Russian fans, who also arrive in whole buses every summer in the heart of his Gruissan (Aude) vineyards was welcomed. , following in the footsteps of her cinematic imagination.

Many of them were nourished by films of the “tall blond”, which escaped censorship in the times of the USSR. Can such a rare word from this legend of the 7th art, BMTV reminded on Friday, have some impact on public opinion, especially in Russia, where he is “admired”?

“I have no influence”

This is undoubtedly the bet of the Ukrainian authorities, who decided to publish the video. “I have no influence, but puts Pierre Richard into perspective, if it can help them by two centimetres, that’s always taken, but I don’t believe it. My outrage is shared by millions of people. I don’t think so.” I don’t think it will reach the Russians, who don’t see the pictures of what’s happening in Ukraine either, but I want to tell them that at the end of the day, we’re massacring women, children, civilians in the middle of the street, but that we send bombs to hospitals.”

Depardieu “did well” to distance himself from the Kremlin

Pierre Richard, on the other hand, does not want to comment on his “friend” Gérard Depardieu, who was linked to Vladimir Poutine. But “he did well” to distance himself from the Kremlin, he breathes.

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