How a video of Pierre Richard was released by Ukraine: the actor trusts Midi Libre

The actor speaks in our columns, delivering the amazing genesis of this hyped sequence.

His poignant message about the war in Ukraine was widely shared on the web, even commented on the set of BFMTV, where “his appeal to Putin” was broadcast on Friday night, summed up a banner of the first news channel.

Pierre Richard did not expect his words to find so much echo, he told us on Saturday, revealing the genesis of this sequence. “At first a friend told me that a Ukrainian minister with whom he is in contact likes him very much and that he would like to have a message to know what I think of the situation,” explains the actor. I like this…”

Pierre Richard is an actor adored by Russians and Ukrainians.
The fact that he gets involved touches a lot in Ukraine.
Your voice counts to counter Russian television propaganda. Thanks to the chain of friends who made the link!

— Caroline Fourest (@CarolineFourest) April 16, 2022

“My indignation is shared by millions of people”

In the video posted on the YouTube channel of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs on Friday, quickly alert BFMTV, Pierre Richard denounces before the camera the “barbarism” of the conflict and calls for the end of the war. “It’s abominable,” he adds, the squeezed sip, the one who knew, as a child, the Second World War.

The actor salutes the “courage”, “resistance” and “determination” of the Ukrainians. He says that he is “torn”, the one who knows “Russia and Ukraine” and loves “both peoples”. Although he has never been associated with his politicians, he remembers that, with the exception of Gorbachev, Pierre Richard has always been welcomed as a rockstar by his Russian fans who also arrive every summer in full buses to the heart of his vineyards in Gruissan (Aude). , launched in the footsteps of his cinematographic imagination.

Many of them were nurtured by “high blond” films, which escaped censorship during the time of the USSR. Can the rare word of this legend of the 7th Art, recalled BMTV on Friday, have some impact on public opinion, especially in Russia, where he is “flattered”?

“I have no influence”

This is undoubtedly the bet of the Ukrainian authorities, who have chosen to make the video public. “I have no influence, however, it puts Pierre Richard in perspective, if he can help them by two centimeters, that’s always taken, but I don’t think so. My outrage is shared by millions of people. I don’t. I don’t think it will reach the Russians who don’t see the images of what is happening in Ukraine either, but I want to tell them that we are massacring women, children, civilians in the middle of the street, at the end of the day, however, that we are sending bombs to hospitals”.

Depardieu “did right” to distance himself from the Kremlin

Pierre Richard, on the other hand, does not want to comment on his “friend” Gérard Depardieu, who had established links with Vladimir Putin. But he “did right” to distance himself from the Kremlin, he breathes it.

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