TF1 is broadcasting “M’abandonne pas” this evening, a fiction starring Michaël Youn and Manon Azem. She follows Achille, a young teenager withdrawn from his mother’s care at the age of 3, who will have to leave his foster family to live with strangers.
What is it about ?
How do you manage to build yourself up when you are constantly uprooted? Achille, 13, has had a bitter experience. After ten years of happiness, the young boy must leave his foster family to live with strangers, while his mother ardently demands his return to her. Romain, the educator who follows him, will fight to protect Achilles and offer him a chance to overcome new and painful trials.
Monday November 29 at 9:05 pm on TF1 and already available on Salto.
Who is it with?
To camp Achille, this orphaned teenager in search of identity and love, TF1 called on Maxime Bergeron, a young actor who will be starring next year in Parallèles, the first French series of Disney + alongside Guillaume Labbé (I promise you) and Thomas Chomel (Clem).
In front of him, viewers will be able to find Michael Youn, who here embodies Romain, his educator ready to do anything to give him the life he deserves. Her mother is played by Manon Azem, an actress from the TF1 team that we have previously seen in Section de recherche and Un homme d’honneur.
Fauve Hautot (Dance with the Stars), Armelle Deutsch and Vincent Heneine complete the cast of this fiction written by Sabrina Compeyron and Olivier Gorce, and directed by Didier Bivel.
Well worth a look ?
Achille is 13 years old. It has now been 10 years since the boy was taken from his mother’s care to be placed with a loving foster family. But the health problems of the man he considers his father force them to put Achilles back into the system so that he can join a new family.
This is the moment that her mother chooses to return to the front of the stage and try to regain her custody. Then follows a complicated path for the teenager who will be torn between his wish to return with his mother and his need to grow up in a stable environment.
It is through his eyes that viewers will witness the difficult journey of this character, interpreted with great accuracy by the young Maxime Bergeron. The different emotions he goes through highlight the trauma generated by being placed in foster families in which abandoned children never really have a place.
If the interpreter of Achilles excels, the supporting roles are not left out. After Fugueuse, Michael Youn proves to us once again that he excels in the dramatic register with this role against the job, far from what he could offer us at the beginning.
A winning bet for the channel, since it manages to authentically encompass this hopeful and sometimes a little idealistic educator, who will discover, at the same time as Achilles, that nothing is simple when it comes to children. placed. Manon Azem, for her part, brilliantly plays the unbalanced mother of the young boy
If we regret the sometimes a little too simplistic message, M’abandonne pas remains a strong, moving and necessary fiction whose main attraction lies in the acting talents of Maxime Bergeron and Michael Youn.