Marie Gicquel, edited by Solène Delinger 4:10 p.m., January 27, 2022

The world of French cinema paid a last tribute to Gaspard Ulliel this Thursday morning during his funeral at the Saint-Eustache church in Paris.

A thousand people, including Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Cassel, Nathalie Baye and Isabelle Huppert, were present inside the building to say goodbye to the actor, who tragically disappeared last week in a skiing accident. 

The emotion was at its height this morning at the Saint-Eustache church in Paris.

The world of French cinema has come together to say a last goodbye to Gaspard Ulliel, who died at the age of 37 in a tragic skiing accident last week.

Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Cassel, Nathalie Baye, Léa Seydoux or even Isabelle Huppert gathered alongside those close to the actor. 

A sober mass

The ceremony started at 11 a.m.

There was a heavy silence, interspersed with a few sniffles.

A black and white portrait of Gaspard Ulliel sat in front of Saint-Eustache.

Several hundred people came to greet him.

Among them, Michèle, who contented herself with the mass booklet distributed to the crowd.

"He was extraordinary, right?" She breathes at the microphone of Europe 1. Inside the Saint-Eustache church, the whole family of French cinema cried Gaspard Ulliel.

Jérémie Rénier and Vincent Cassel came out of the building united after a sober mass, with only four texts read by those close to the actor. 

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Rain of applause

One of them spoke to Orso, 6, Gaspard Ulliel's little boy.

“We often wondered if your father was a superhero, because he had the power to transform,” he addressed to the little boy.

After the ceremony, the guests and the crowd gave a long applause to the black casket of the actor, followed by his wife.

The funeral ended with a shower of applause and the crowd shouted "Gaspard" for the last time...