- Julie Rossello Rochet
- Lucie Rébéré
- Performed by
- Nelly Pulicani
Writer Albertine Sarrazin, star of French literature.
From prostitution to crime, from being in prison to being on the run, then entering the world of literature, Albertine Sarrazin has crossed all lines and broken all moulds. Born to an unknown mother in Algiers in 1937, she found fame with her book Astragale in 1965, before dying in Montpellier at the age of 29 following a medical error. “I didn’t know about Albertine Sarrazin until Julie Rossello-Rochet introduced me to her”, confides director Lucie Rébéré on the discovery of this volatile woman’s powerful writing. Sarrazine reveals the life story of this intrinsically rebellious individual. Actor Nelly Pulicani brings a down to earth, poetic force to her extraordinary fate. A bathtub. A mirror. A small barred window. A radio set. The music of Patti Smith. Albertine Sarrazin comes and goes before us. She dances, shouts, talks, tells stories. Free and riotous. Always impatient for life. Anxious to find her true place.