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" Le grand pardon" au prieuré

Informations directionnelles

Se diriger vers l’église et bifurquer à droite dans la ruelle des clos. Au bout, prendre à droite le passage du clos Vaudry jusqu’à la rue de Chollet.

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The old priory, used as a film set



Le Grand Pardon
Alexandre Arcady, 1981

This French detective film, starring leading actors such as Roger Hanin, Richard Berry, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Gérard Darmon, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Richard Bohringer, was partly shot at Evecquemont. In the film, this magnificent property is used as the setting for the christening of the grandson of Raymond Bettoun (Roger Hanin), a Jewish pied noir who has become one of the godfathers of the Paris underworld. His family has the monopoly over racketeering, illegal betting, crime and prostitution. He wants to seize the casino in Biarritz from his enemy Manuel Carreras (Robert Hossein), which he succeeds in doing, taking control of the territory. But on the sidelines, Pascal Villars (Bernard Giraudeau) has sworn to destroy the Bettouns. He will drag Raymond Bettoun and his clan into a disastrous war against the Arabs of Pigalle. Misfortune then descends upon the family. Raymond decides to get revenge his on Pascal Villars on a holy day, the Jewish feast of Yom Kippur, also known as the 'Day of Atonement' (or 'Jour du Grand Pardon' in French, hence the name of the film).



And other films

The old priory, destroyed during the Revolution, was rebuilt in the late nineteenth to early twentieth century in an architectural style known as 'Louis XVI's folly'. The production companies were thrilled with it and it was used as a set for various feature-length films including Gabriel Julien-Laferrière and Djamel Bensalah's Neuilly yo mama, a French comedy released in 2009. Some of the rooms in the house were used to film Me, Myself and Mum (2013), a Franco-Belgian comedy written and directed by Guillaume Gallienne, and Florence Quentin's Olé (2005), starring Gérard Depardieu, Gad Elmaleh and Sabine Azéma, among others.





by Expression Nomade