“A Farewell to Fools” producer: I don’t understand how Depardieu came to be dragged into this scandal
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In an interview granted to Mediafax.ro, Giuliano Doman, the producer of “A Farewell to Fools”, said he didn’t understand how Gerard Depardieu, who plays the lead role in the film, came to be “dragged” in an editing scandal surrounding the film whose premiere screening Bogdan Dreyer , the film’s director, would not attend. “A Farewell to Fools” opens in cinemas across the nation on Friday. Starring Gerard Depardieu and Harvey Keitel, the film was a matter of scandal even before its premiere, with the film’s director, Bogdan Dreyer lashing out at the film’s producers for allegedly changing the script without his consent. Late last February, layers for Bogdan Dreyer sent a Gerard Depardieu-signed letter to the press wherein he backed the director, saying he would not accept the film to be shown in theaters unless in his original version, explaining that the Romanian produced made final editing changes to the original. Later on, two more documents, one signed by Harvey Keitel, and the other, by Laura Morante, where the two performers expressed their disagreement over the changes operated by producers to the ending of “A Farewell to Fools”.In the interview, producer Giuliano Doman said he was doubtful about the Gerard Depardieu-signed letter being absolutely genuine. The producer spoke about that stages that led to the film’s completion and voiced his hope in an amiable agreement eventually being reached with Bogdan Dreyer.“I would very much like that people go see the film and say whether this ending is better,” Doman also said.