Big mouth, "anar", rebellious ... For Josiane Balasko, Jean-Pierre Mocky was above all a "high-colored character" and a "movie madman", as she explained on Europe 1 Thursday night, after to have learned about the death of the 86-year-old filmmaker.
Balasko has "always had fun" with Mocky
"He had the demon of the cinema", summarizes the actress Jean-Pierre Mocky had directed in Une Nuit at the National Assembly in 1988. "It was pretty funny, I always had fun [with him]. There was a scene where I raped Michel Blanc, always a pleasure (laughs), it's still a film where he spent half of his time naked.There is only Mocky to persuade actors, especially Michel to do such a thing! "
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But the filmmaker was above all "an eccentric director" according to Josiane Balasko: "He made some truly extraordinary films, and what was said about him was that he wanted to work extremely fast. barely arrived on a platter he said 'motor!' The camera was not even installed, he had a frenzy to work and he worked almost to the end, he had bought a cinema, the Brady, where he was showing films. classics, "he concludes.