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(AFP) – “Never show that to anyone”, an event documentary series on the artist Orelsan, based on twenty years filmed by his brother, will be airing from 13 October on Amazon Prime Video, the platform announced on Tuesday.
“I started filming from the first small theaters where there were not many people yet, I was the little brother, convinced that he was going to hit everything,” director Clément told AFP Cotentin (Orelsan, it’s Aurélien Cotentin for civil status).
“It’s extremely rare to film for so long on a daily basis as close as possible to an artist, to see the starting point of a vocation and to attend the whole itinerary “emphasizes to AFP Justine Planchon, general director in charge of the contents of Mediawan Prod (structure overseeing Third Eye, co-producer of the documentary).
For Clément Cotentin, now a journalist, “the right moment” has arrived to exhume r its archives after the consecration of the album “La fête est finie”, published in 2017. Orelsan, with this record, leaves the rap box to be listened to by a very large audience and collects three Victoires de la musique in 2018.
To finalize the documentary, Clément Cotentin, who provides the voice-over, worked with Christophe Offenstein, co-director with Orelsan of the film “Comment c’est loin”. It took them three years to go through 2. 000 0 hours of rushes and make six episodes of a forty minutes each.
The director promises to mix his “little brother’s point of view for whom everyone (music) is fantastic at the beginning” and lighting on a sometimes “more complicated” reality. “It took a long time for Orel ‘, I show how little by little a career is built, my brother did not experience this + boom + of artists who succeed immediately at a very young age”
The documentary highlights “the originality of Orelsan’s journey”, “son of teachers (mother teacher, senior father of a college) from a small Norman town, which we would have liked to see done + Sup de co + and end up an executive in an SME rather than becoming a rapper “underlines Maxime Delauney, producer at Nolita, also involved.
The film evokes the ups and downs, like the monster controversy surrounding the song “Dirty bitch”. “It was not fair 30 canceled concert dates but possibly the career of a promising singer who stops” as summarized by Maxime Delauney. Prosecuted for provoking violence against women, Orelsan was released in 2016.
Besides friends and the family of Orelsan, other artists intervene in this series, such Stromae or Gims. “The documentary can give the keys to enter my brother’s universe, understand the second degree, the distancing, understand his characters, what he did in the past and what he will do in the future” , concludes Clément Cotentin.
Orelsan will present the first two episodes at the Canneseries festival (8 – 09 October).