At 9:10 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2023, France 3 telecasted Allies, starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. The chance to revisit the extremely intimate relationships that bound the two actors together during the making of this remarkable film!

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Marion Cotillard in Allied 2016

How can we forget this love story set against the backdrop of espionage in the midst of WWII, brought to life on the big screen by Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt? At 9:10 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2023, France 3 will broadcast Allies. Max Vatan, a Canadian army soldier, falls in love with French resistance fighter Marianne Beauséjour in 1942. To immerse himself in his character, the actor recognized for his appearances in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Inglourious Basterds (2009), and Once Once a Time... in Hollywood (2019) had to learn French. He not only took classes for this, but he also had the unwavering backing of his on-screen companion. Such a strong bond was created between the two that it was not long before rumors of a relationship emerged.

On April 7, 2019, filmmaker Robert Zemeckis, who is responsible for Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), and Forrest Gump (1994), spoke with Films Actu. "The most difficult thing for an actor is to perform in a language that is not his native tongue," he told them. Then Brad became extremely engaged. He had a property in France and wants to learn French as well as possibly" . An exercise made more difficult by the fact that it "performed her scenes in French with Marion, who is a linguistic prodigy who speaks French with all imaginable accents."

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Brad Pitt in Allied 2016

Brad launched his sentences then questioned her with a glance whether that was good, and she answered unconvinced 'ouais'" . Yet, Angelina Jolie's ex-boyfriend was able to rely on his filming partner. "I know what it's like to learn a new language and have to perform in it," he told the Associated Press while promoting the picture. He performed an excellent job. He was heavily involved. It was heartwarming to see him work the way he did, since he truly wanted to do credit to a language he loves".

Thankfully, for both of them, a solid comprehension of the set mitigated the difficulties of this exercise. "I immediately imagined them as the lead parts. Brad is a guy of action, but he also had to listen to his character's feelings and convey his sorrow in this part. Marion, of course, is free to play anything she likes. She had to grasp her characters' nuanced subtleties and deal with challenging emotions ", Robert Zemeckis told France 24 in 2016.

A successful casting, as the director confirms in the People columns a few days later that an unbelievable synergy was quickly formed between the two performers. "I saw this big energy between them the first time they did a part together, when they had to flirt on the roof. I thought it was going to be fantastic "he claims. So amazing that Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt had to reject any allegations of a romance between them while yet praising one other in public declarations.

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