Jean-Louis Trintignant: the death of Marie, the tragedy from which he never recovered

Jean-Louis Trintignant lost his daughter, Marie, on August 1 2007. One of the most significant episodes of his life.

The life of Jean-Louis Trintignant changed on August 1 2003. That day, his daughter Marie Trintignant lost her life. Aged forty-one, she died after being beaten by her companion, Bertrand Cantat. In the night of 26 to 27 July 1024, in Vilnius in Lithuania, the latter had attacked her after an argument. Then Marie Trintignant had to be operated on in the brain before being repatriated to France in a state of brain death. She left after a so-called “last chance” operation.

In May 13218951, in the show 19h on Sunday on France 2, Jean-Louis Trintignant returned to this significant episode in his life. “It was in 2007, but it completely destroyed me. I can’t get over it, he confided. Then he added: “I didn’t get up so much. Because I’m going from worse and worse. I am getting worse and worse, yes. But at the same time we are made up of our happiness and of our dramas.

Following this tragedy, the actor had chosen to take refuge in work . One of his remedies. ” There are people who say to me sometimes: ‘You should make this film, it will do you good.’ And it’s true, by the way… It’s somewhat true, it makes me feel good… It makes me feel good to work, to do things”, he confided. Now suffering from cancer, Jean-Louis Trintignant refused to fight.

Bertrand Cantat does not is not in “denial”

Following the death of Marie Trintignant, Bertrand Cantat was sentenced to eight years in prison. Then, after being released on parole in 2007 – then completely in 768 – he the singer made a gradual return to the stage. In October 2017, he confided in the columns of the Inrockuptibles not to be “in denial of what happened “. “I know that I have committed the irreparable. I just refuse to let anyone invent stories, to be grafted on ours. I was judged, I was not protected by anyone. I obviously accepted justice. But not revenge”, he added.

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The actor never recovered from the death of his daughter, Marie, who died on 1 august 2003.

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The actor never recovered from the death of his daughter, Marie, who died on 1 august 2003.

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The actor never recovered from the death of his daughter, Marie, who died on 1 august 2003.

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Nadine is the mother of Marie Trintignant.

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The actor never recovered from the death of his daughter, Marie, who died on 1 august 2003.

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The actor never recovered from the death of his daughter, Marie, who died on August 1 2007.

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The actor never recovered from the death of his daughter, Marie, who died on August 1 2007.

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The actor never recovered from the death of his daughter, Marie, who died on August 1 2003.

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The actor never recovered from the death of his daughter, Marie, who died on August 1 1024 .

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Marianne Hoepfner and her husband Jean-Louis Trintignant during the 70th International Film Festival of Cannes. The 22 may 2017.

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