Actor and director Michaël Youn is back behind the camera with his next comedy called “BDE”. A feature film which will take place while skiing and which will be based on his own life experiences.
Michaël Youn is more and more drawn to directing
Initially, Michaël Youn is known to have made many jokes on television. He began his career in the early 2000s after having given up his business studies and having taken the Cours Florent. It begins by being switchboard operator for Skyrock, Fun Radio or Radio Nova. In reality, he then worked in the shadow of the stars of the time such as Jamel Debbouze or Eric and Ramzy by writing their files. He ended up occupy the morning slice of Skyrock by animating the news in a quirky tone. Corn it is with the Morning Live that he really makes himself known and offers himself a springboard for the seventh art.
His first big success in the cinema is La Beuze released in 2003 then the following year The 11 commandments, kind of Jackass French version. From now on, Michaël Youn connects roles in more or less successful comedies, does his own one man show, before trying his hand at the staging with Fatal in 2009. The film is a popular success which pushes him to persevere in this voice. He stages two other films: Long live France and Divorce Club.
BDE his next film
Michaël Youn will soon be back behind the camera with a new comedy project titled BDE. Visiting the La Rochelle TV Fiction Festival, the actor came to present the series Runaway and A French Affair, has also released some information on his next achievement. A feature film that will tell the daily life of a totally crazy youth against the backdrop of a ski vacation:
This winter, I’m going to make a film on skiing called BDE (Students’ Office). It’s a comedy that tells the story of four friends who met in business school and who, since, have used to meet every year to party.
Obviously, the film promises to make sparks. Michaël Youn is already selling it as a Project X French-style :
Only this year, they will run into students from their old school. They’re on a disintegration weekend at the same station. Between a makeover and a real pecker contest with these students, they are going to put the ski resort on fire. And their lives are going to be completely turned upside down by this weekend. There will be a before and an after.
Finally, the director specifies that BDE will undoubtedly be his most personal work in many ways:
It is perhaps my most personal film. And this even if it is intentionally regressive, because I also relate what happened during my years of study. And how it can go very far in stupidity.
BDE will be shot this winter for a release in late 2022 or early 2023. The film will bring together a cast for the moment made up of Vincent Desagnat, his long-standing faithful sidekick and Audrey Fleurot, whom he has already directed in Divorce Club. Michaël Youn will play the third protagonist of this story. Finally, the filmmaker refuses to reveal the name of the fourth headliner of this project …
In addition to BDE, Michaël Youn is also working on Rahan, a comic adaptation of the comic strip by Roger Lécureux and André Chéret. But also on a new cinematic version of lucky Luke. But these other projects should logically see the light of day after BDE, which will be filmed as a priority.