THE MAIN ACTORS
René De Angelis
This amateur actor has Mickey’s stature and depth. We met through an impromptu meeting. René is Mickey. He takes up the screen when there is no dialogue, filling the frame with ease. His presence takes over. He has an ability to act the role of a worker, a man in turmoil who fails to comprehend life. Mickey is an unemployed truck driver who accepts this unexpected work only to find himself in the most unspeakable hell. Mickey the great naive oaf, a huggable teddy bear, but also a violent bear who in one fell swoop can knock you off your feet.
From the Conservatoire professionnel de Grenoble and mentored by Patrick Zimmerman (Lavaudant, Py, Martinelli, Pelly...) and Muriel Vernet (Artistic director and founder of Compagnie Choses Dites), stage director and actress, associate artist at the Théatre de Vienne since 2015. Johan Andrieux engages in his first full-length film with intense faith, youth and sensitivity that reminds us of Patrick Dewaere when he started out. He is the ideal candidate to play Max. A fragile and lost soul, with no future other than the one he has to carve for himself. His face can look quite childlike yet mature at other times. He often served as a reference point whilst writing the script.
©photos René de Angelis
I discovered her acting in the theatre in ‘Cyrano’ by Georges Lavaudant. She had immediately grasped her role firmly and never gave up. Her career path says it all: the Conservatoire national supérieur art dramatique in Paris, École Florent, she already has all the makings. At the cinema she starred in Marie and les naufragés by Sebastien Betbeder and Low Life by Nicolas Klotz. For television she was in Les Fussilés by Philippe Triboit and Les combattants de l’ombre by Bernard Georges. In addition to Lavaudant, she has worked in theatre with Richard Brunel, Joel Dragutin, Hans Peter Cools and Julien Oliveri.
©photos René de Angelis
Pierre David Cavaz
Under the direction of Serge Papagalli (numerous tours including Café de la Gare, Le Splendid and Olympia), Laurent Pelly, Chantal Morel, Philippe Delaigue, Christophe Perton, Pascale Henry, Bruno Boëglin… he mainly portrays key characters adding a very personal dimension increasing the strength and humanity.
In 1995, he published ‘La solitude est un plat qui se mange seul’ with Editions du Mascaret Noir. The plot of this tragi-comic thriller reveals the broad outlines of the character of the (anti) hero Raymond, a character that he now portrays on stage.
Since 2000 he has written and directed ‘Putain de campagne’, a play for three characters (an innkeeper, a passing prostitute and a hung-over client…) and ‘La solitude est un plat qui se mange seul ‘ (only the title is taken from the novel of the same title) a ‘comic-pathetic’ monologue. With Serge Papagalli, Pierre David-Cavaz co-wrote ‘Néron et compagnie,’ a burlesque theatrical epic featuring fifteen nutty Gallo-Romans, a cross between Feydeau, Goscinny and Monthy Python….