SACHA GUITRY

Writer

A prolific playwright, Sacha Guitry wrote over a hundred plays and adapted many of them to film. He starred in almost all his films, and his body of work includes Le Roman d'un tricheur, Désiré, Mon père avait raison, Quadrille, Ils étaient neuf célibataires, La Poison, Si Versailles m'était conté and Assassins et voleurs.
In 1914, Sacha Guitry stayed in Deauville. At the Normandy, he met a group of Parisians who had taken refuge on the Normandy coast. He organized a gala to benefit the wounded in the war.
Le Petit carnet rouge is the story of his stay in Deauville.

In the summer of 1956, Sacha Guitry (1885-1957) shot scenes from his penultimate film, Assassins et Voleurs, the first face-off between Jean Poiret and Michel Serrault, on the beach and in the Normandy Hotel in Deauville. Diminished, directing the shoot from his wheelchair, the filmmaker found in Jean Poiret a rapid diction and a mixture of elegance and cabotage very close to what his acting had been.

Travel is mostly about annoying other people once you're back!
Excerpt from Le petit Carnet rouge

 

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