Reviens Bébel!

Reviens Bébel!

Municipal House, Smetana Hall


Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Marcello Rota conductor


Photo: ČTK/A0009 dpa

Concert sponsored by

ALEF Distribution CZ, s.r.o.


Hold-Up (1985), Serge Franklin
That Man from Rio / L’Homme de Rio (1964), Georges Delerue
Cop or Hood / Flic ou Voyou (1979), Philippe Sarde
Borsalino (1970), Claude Bolling
The Outsider / Le Marginal (1983), Ennio Morricone
Breathless / À bout de souffle (1960), Martial Solal
Hunter Will Get You / L'Alpagueur (1976), Michel Colombier
The Brain / Le Cerveau (1969), Georges Delerue 
Up to His Ears / Les tribulations d'un Chinois en Chine (1965), Georges Delerue
Animal / L’Animal (1977), Vladimir Cosma
The Burglars / Le Casse (1971), Ennio Morricone
The Night Caller / Peur sur la ville (1975), Ennio Morricone
The Professional / Le Professionnel (1981), Ennio Morricone
Stavisky (1974), Stephen Sondheim
Body of My Enemy / Le Corps de mon ennemi (1976), Francis Lai
Ace of Aces / L’As des as (1982), Vladimir Cosma
A Man and His Dog / Un homme et son chien (2008), Philippe Rombi
The Man from Acapulco / Le Magnifique (1973), Claude Bolling 

Jean-Paul Belmondo, a rugged film and theatre actor, whose disdainful eyes, boxer’s nose, sensual lips and cynical appearance turned him into an icon of French cinema. Under the direction of the greatest French filmmakers, he stood out for his courage and excellent physical shape, turning down the offer for doubles and stuntmen for even the most risky of scenes. Similar to James Dean or Marlon Brando, he is one of the most imitated pop culture figures of his era.
However, his climb to the top wasn’t always smooth. Perhaps that's why he stood by this motto, "Talent is like a diamond - it's useless if you don't work on it."

The departure of this French New Wave star has undoubtedly been acutely felt by all fans of his films and it is a loss that is near impossible to come to terms with. We believe that our concert at the Smetana Hall holds two meanings: Firstly it is a chance to pay tribute to the legend of the main while at the same time to remember the very best of his work. With music from Belmond's most famous films, we all call out "Come back, Bébel!"