Mourir ? Plutôt crever !
Stéphane Mercurio
2010 - 94 min - Vidéo - Couleur - France

""Die? I’d rather go out with a bang!". This is the epitaph that Siné wants written on his tombstone, complete with the “up-yours” sign – but the crematory vault is under collective ownership and his pals are hesitant. Always at the height of provocation, the cartoonist is suddenly alone. The scene is comical, but nonetheless underlines a trait of Siné’s character that helps explain the many ups and downs of his career.
In these reminiscences, rocked by jazz and salsa, some choice personalities invite themselves: Fidel Castro, Mao, Malcolm X, Jacques Prévert – and of course, his cats. As a rebel with causes to defend and no taboo, an anarchist who resists all forms of authority and proscription, Siné has spent his entire life targeting the army, the police, religion and its clergy, racism, bull-fighting." (Yann Lardeau)

Author-Director : Stéphane Mercurio
Photography : Stéphane Mercurio
Sound : Patrick Genet, Frédéric Bures
Editing : Françoise Bernard, Nicolas Chopin-Després
Delegate Producer : Iskra


Distributor : Iskra
DVD Editing : Éditions Montparnasse
VOD : Éditions Montparnasse, Universciné


2010 - Cinéma du réel, Paris (France) : Panorama français
2010 - Images en bibliothèques, Paris (France) : Film soutenu par la Commission nationale de sélection des médiathèques