Every day, AlloCiné recommends a film to (re)watch on TV. Tonight: an incredible new collaboration between DiCaprio and Scorsese.
Money. The power. The women. Drugs. The temptations were there, at hand, and the authorities had no control. In the eyes of Jordan and his pack, modesty had become completely unnecessary. Too much was never enough… This somewhat mysterious pitch is that of the brilliant Wolf of Wall Street by Martin Scorsese, a feature film directed by Leonardo DiCaprio that Arte is broadcasting this Sunday evening. Unmissable!
The Wolf of Wall Street, a film which revealed Margot Robbie but which almost caused her to end her career, is the adaptation of the eponymous novel written by Jordan Belfort himself upon his release from prison in 2005. Incredible financial thriller of almost three hours, the feature film sees Martin Scorsese at the top of his art: it’s funny, absurd, dramatic, grating, crossed by pure flashes of direction…
let’s not be afraid of words, is a masterpiece that sees let go completely and to be completely inhabited by his character. A crazy satire from which we come out breathless, with the impression of having witnessed a moment of cinema that will remain.
Jordan Belfort, Jake La Motta, Tommy from Goodfellas…
If the characters portrayed by Scorsese are all unique, most of them nevertheless have one thing in common: the fall through their rise. Their personal successes are dazzling, but they gradually sink because they are overtaken by the weakness of their human nature. “It’s something that I find interesting and which has always attracted me”confides the director. “One thing that we find in people like Jordan Belfort, Jake La Motta or Tommy, the character of Joe Pesci In The Freedmen.”
And, what does he think of his wolf character? For him, there is no question of approving or glorifying the behavior of the trader. “The film may not be understood by some”declares the actor at the microphone of Variety. “I hope the audience understands that we do not condone this behavior, that we condemn it. The book was a cautionary tale and if you stay until the end of the film you will understand what we are saying about these people and this world, because the latter is toxic.”
Ready for a dizzying evening on Wall Street with the crème de la crème of Hollywood? Quickly enter the den of the wolf…
Tonight on Arte at 9 p.m.
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