this particularly difficult scene to shoot for Romain Duris

This Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 9:05 p.m., W9 is broadcasting The Heartbreaker. The secret of this cult comedy: a brilliant script carried by a formidable cast. But above all, an excellent atmosphere on the set… To the point of complicating the filming of Romain Duris.

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It is THE romantic comedy made in France of the 2010s. More than ten years after its release, the funny and delicious idyll of The Heartbreaker continues to captivate audiences. The recipe for this cinematic success, which W9 is broadcasting this Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 9:05 p.m.? A professional couple breaker, in charge of seducing a future bride, who gets into his own game… A brilliant plot brought to the screen by the late Pascal Chaumeil and sublimated by a five-star cast: the irresistible Romain Duris as well as the fresh Vanessa Paradis. And the beautiful alchemy between the characters is not just a matter of script, because the filming turned out to be a hell of a lot of fun.

“Our meeting was a great moment!

It must be said that with such a distribution, difficult not to have fun. In addition to the duo-lighthouse, we find Julie Ferrer and Francois Damiens, who respectively play the sister and brother-in-law of Romain Duris, responsible for the logistics of his company specializing in the rescue of households in distress. But how was the complicity between the actors built? “It is very simple !jokes the actor. Just go with these two fanatics to Morocco for five days, with two days of travel at the rate of 8 hours of daily car travel in the Moroccan desert and the alchemy is there. Our meeting was therefore a great moment!“And given the demanding schedule of the shoot, which only allowed a few takes for each scene, Romain Duris admits that”this atmosphere between the three of us saved a lot of time.“At least, most often…

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An intense fight against the giggles…

Because there is a scene that turned out to be complicated for the teams to shoot and no, it’s not the very technical choreography of dirty dancing. Or rather, not the one we think of… Since before managing to make Vanessa Paradis fly elegantly as in the cult film, Romain Duris had to train with François Damiens, giving rise to a hilarious scene. The hero of The Spanish inn remember : “We improvised a bit. It was a very hard scene for me to shoot because I couldn’t stop laughing: I couldn’t look him in the eye anymore.“A good mood that we find, with pleasure, on the screen.

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