Jacques Brel, fou de vivre


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Whomever tries to conjure a portrait of Jacques Brel will be met with the magnitude of this out of the ordinary singer-songwriter. Understanding him is discovering a full-bodied personality built on contradictions that can sometimes multiply: radiant on stage, moonlit at home. Born to the middle class, he died an adventurer, forever turning his back on his destiny, his condition. Passing away at 49, his life was a tense, straight line, with little room for mediocrity. In this full-length documentary, discover what was left behind by this human monument to music: a true novel, which is still very much alive, even 40 years after his death.

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