The Adventures of Young Voltaire on France 2: what does the press think of the historical biopic on the philosopher’s youth?

The adventures of young voltaire on france 2: what does the press think of the historical biopic on the philosopher's youth?

While France 2 is broadcasting tonight the last two episodes of the series created by Alain Tasma (“Aux Animaux la guerre”) and carried by Thomas Solivérès, what does the French press think of this modern rereading of Voltaire’s early years?

What is it about ?

How do you become Voltaire? The giant of thought, the master of blasphemy, whose battles will give birth to the French Revolution? If we know the venerable philosopher, we know less about the young Voltaire.

The Adventures of Young Voltaire, created by Alain Tasma, Georges-Marc Benamou and Henri helman

With Thomas Soliverses, Victor Meutelet, Christa Theret

Monday February 15 at 9:05 p.m. on France 2 and in full on SALTO. 4 x 52 minutes

What the press thinks …

According to Le Figaro:

A success, crossed by a crazy energy, fortunately channeled by the sobriety which characterizes the works of the director Alain Tasma (To the animals the war…) and by the humility necessary for the resurrection of this type of character.4/5

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According to Télé 7 jours:

An entertaining and fiery series, like his character, this young François-Marie Arouet, future Voltaire, wonderfully interpreted by Thomas Solivérès. ” 4/5

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According to Le Parisien:

This fiction (…) is the journey of an intransigent. Inspiring and with a pleasing irreverence, especially today. ” 3.5 / 5

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According to Première:

Alain Tasma, co-creator and director, succeeds in dusting off the genre … in part (…) The direction does what it can to compensate for a budget that is clearly too fair. Despite everything, the ambition is there (…) A sparkling and well thought out biopic.3.5 / 5

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According to Télé Loisirs:

This mini-series on the philosopher’s youth captivates thanks to its rhythm and its cast. ” 3.5 / 5

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According to Télé Z:

In turn, depressed, happy, elated and euphoric, Thomas Solivérès shows himself to be quite up to his character. ” 3.5 / 5

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According to Télérama:

Alain Tasma captivates by borrowing what is most effective from the biopic genre. He does not tell Voltaire, he offers to live with him and his family (…) It is a question of religious tensions. Permit. Prohibited. And above all, a quest for meaning. A universal carried by the madly contagious energy of Thomas Solivérès in the title role. ” 3.5 / 5

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According to Vanity Fair:

Thomas Solivérès is perfect in the skin of the young Voltaire. ” 3.5 / 5

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According to Le Monde:

There is enough to temper a character. Yet the scenario of Georges-Marc Benamou and Alain Tasma gives no other direction to the alignment of the scenes than the fulfillment of the elements of the legend of the great man. Despite the fluidity of the staging, the existence of this socialite turned dissident resembles the journey of a pawn on a goose game. ” 2.5 / 5

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