From Bordeaux to Paris and Hollywood: The history of the first silent movies rising star.
This is the story of the news that shocked the entire world on All Saints day morning in 1925: the suicide of Max Linder, the biggest worldwide star in a newly born art: cinema. This icon has been completely erased nowadays. For most people, his name only evokes a cinema in Paris and a little high school in the South West of France (in Gironde, the place where he came from). The obliteration could be explained, among other reasons, by the destruction of the majority of his films, some of them stoned with pestle or abandonned by his family under the grapevine land of Bordeaux, then forgotten. Around ten films only have been saved and even on his tombstone at the cimetière of Saint-Loubès, his hometown village, his name does not appear.