France 2 broadcasts new episodes of the series “L’Absente” carried by Thibault de Montalembert and Clotilde Courau. The actor recently revealed that he drew his inspiration for his role in Estelle Mouzin’s father’s book.
Absente : a story of kidnapping
The France 2 series entitled Absente is composed of eight episodes in total. This captivating thriller brings together Clotilde Courau, Thibault de Montalembert and Marie Denarnaud. This new TV fiction, just like A French Affair on TF1, is inspired by a striking news item. Indeed, the series draws part of its script from the terrible story of Natascha Kampusch. The young Austrian woman was kidnapped and kidnapped from March 2, 1998 to August 23, 2006. However, the story in Absente takes a whole new turn.
It all starts with the mysterious disappearance of little Marina around Dunkirk. Years go by and the police can’t get their hands on the girl. The latter’s parents, Hélène and Laurent, are then immersed in terrible grief who will get the better of their couple. Eleven years later, a young woman is found at the place where Marina disappeared. Unfortunately, she has complete amnesia. Who is she ? Where was she? Many questions remain unanswered …
An inspiring book
The actor Thibault de Montalembert that fans of Ten percent know well, at length refined its role for Absente. Indeed, he embodies the father of the little girl who sees her disappearance terribly. To do this, the actor revealed to Parisian to have been inspired by a completely different news item, that of the Estelle Mouzin case, who would have been killed by Michel Fourniret in 2003. He therefore read the book written by the father of the young girl, entitled Find Estelle. TO through these lines, the actor managed to perceive the extreme pain of a father in distress.
To be as fair as possible and soak up these emotions Thibault de Montalembert rewrote parts of the book by copying the first name of Marina instead of Estelle. The actor was constantly with the book and referred to it regularly. A book that upset him:
This book, my character could have written it from A to Z We are haunted by this absence. She is such a presence that it obliterates everything else. Losing a child must be excruciating. But when you don’t know… it’s terrible.