Jacques Brel, fou de vivre

Jacques Brel, fou de vivre

116 mins | Documentary, Music | Feb. 3, 2017

Presents archival material as well as interviews with those who were close to Jacques Brel, who died way too young, at age 49. Jacques Brel sings "Madeleine" over the opening credits of this film and immediately the audience is drawn into the intense theatricality of his performance. Left without a choice, they follow his lead, join the chanson and are left sweaty and breathless, just like Brel. Philippe Kohly, a documentary filmmaker who is renowned for profiling artists, created a fascinating portrait of the legendary singer of Flemish descent who became a master of French chanson.

Jacques Brel, fou de vivre

116 mins | Documentary, Music | Feb. 3, 2017

Jacques Brel, fou de vivre
Presents archival material as well as interviews with those who were close to Jacques Brel, who died way too young, at age 49. Jacques Brel sings "Madeleine" over the opening credits of this film and immediately the audience is drawn into the intense theatricality of his performance. Left without a choice, they follow his lead, join the chanson and are left sweaty and breathless, just like Brel. Philippe Kohly, a documentary filmmaker who is renowned for profiling artists, created a fascinating portrait of the legendary singer of Flemish descent who became a master of French chanson.
Producers Morgane Production
Original title Jacques Brel, fou de vivre
Directors Philippe Kohly
Writers Philippe Kohly

Cast

Jacques Brel

as Himself (archive footage)

Chloé Réjon

as Narrator (voice)

Arthur H.

as Narrator (voice)