Enter a job of opera singer in In the shadow of the women, Étienne Comar, and A dramatic comedy, by Thibault Segouin, actor Alex Lutz is resting in his adopted metropolis. He however took benefit of this parenthesis in Orleans to advertise the movie Fifth Set, this Friday, May 28, at Les Carmes, alongside director Quentin Reynaud and his companion on display, Ana Girardot.
He performed there a former tennis champion, Thomas Edison, who, at 37, challenged himself to come back again to the large boys …
Meeting with actor Alex Lutz, from Orléanais by adoption, at Pathé Loire this Sunday
La Rép ‘: The movie will probably be launched on June 16, three days after the Roland-Garros remaining …
Alex Lutz: “Yes, it is a way of prolonging the feast of the mystics. And the feat of Quentin Reynaud’s film is precisely to have, through this character, succeeded in inviting the public into the crucible of Roland-Garros. Because this tournament speaks to everyone, whether we love tennis or whether we have a distant connection, positive or negative, for that matter… And that goes a long way in telling a story. “
“A popular film in the noble sense of the word”
La Rép ‘: And what a narrative! Because the energy of this movie is certainly to make us enter the intimacy of a excessive degree athlete?
AL: “Yes, it’s a wonderful job from the director because Fifth Set is really a popular film, in the noble sense of the term, that is to say thathe really takes the public by the hand to lead them in the “day by day life” of this player. Thus, we get attached to this anti-hero who fights against the windmills and people who do not believe in his success. This fight against oneself is not always successful in sports films, which are not our forte in France. But there it is! In this, the film is strong, moving, and everyone can find their way around for different reasons. “
Without being a tennis participant, Alex Lutz fulfills his mission completely within the Fifth Set. Photo M.-C. Orlando
La Rép ‘: The origin of the mission is, I think about, linked to the profession of Quentin Reynaud, former tennis participant categorized 2.6, now filmmaker, and who additionally embodies your coach on the display?
AL: “Absolutely, tennis is his first ardour, his childhood ardour, which he all the time practiced. And he is nonetheless a sparring accomplice (coaching accomplice) immediately. Since I’ve recognized him – Alex Lutz has performed in Paris-Willouby, co-directed by Quentin Reynaud in 2015 – he had this concept for a tennis film, impressed by a number of individuals. We met once more by probability on a prepare and informed me that his mission was virtually accomplished, that he was wanting for an interpreter …
I requested him to learn his script, like that, out of curiosity, which he accepted. And the subsequent day, I referred to as him to inform him that I used to be his man, I had been so upset by the story. He didn’t say “yes” to me straight away and first gave me an appointment on a tennis courtroom, in shorts and sneakers… Not to gauge my qualities as a participant, that I’m not , simply to see me within the surroundings. “
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The Rep ‘: We know the remaining. You have, within the opinion of specialists, utterly technical and credible actions. How did you’re employed?
AL: “Almost in a choreographed approach, particularly with the participant Frédéric Petitjean, who was my dream liner. I additionally had different sports activities coaches (editor’s notice, it is the participant Jurgen Briand who performs his fundamental opponent).
The objective was not for me to turn into a tennis participant however for me to know easy methods to provoke and finish motion, transferring round… For Quentin, it was as essential as my approach of choosing up balls or carrying my bag. We needed to imagine that I had thirty years of tennis within the paws. It is all these small gestures that make the purpose actual. And then there is all of the magic of cinema… “
Preview this Friday, at 6 p.m., at the Les Carmes cinema, in Orléans within the presence of Quentin Reynaud, Alex Lutz and Ana Girardot.
Alex Lutz will probably be at the cinema, from 5 pm, in dedication of his novel, “Le Radiateur d’oint” revealed in October, by Flammarion.