Who are the “Creustel”, this duo of actors who parody the cult scenes of films with confinement sauce?

Since the start of confinement, their parodies of cult scenes from films have been all the rage on the Internet. At the rate of one video per day, Marion Creusvaux and Julien Pestel, alias the “Creustel”, revisit the dialogues at the time of Covid-19 and confinement.

While Emmanuel Macron has just announced that Lockdown will be extended until May 11, Marty McFly who followed the speech of the Head of State on television, quickly felt the urge to take his “DeLorean” to flee thousands of kilometers. An excerpt from “Back to the Future” which echoes our daily lives, and which is the latest nugget imagined by the “Creustel”, and published this Tuesday, April 14.

From “Jurassik Park” to “Dirty Dancing”, via “Basic Instinct” or “A Star Is Born”, Marion Creusvaux and Julien Pestel, who collaborated on the “Palmashow” sketches and appeared in series like “Kaamelott” or “Household Scenes” on M6, attack the great Hollywood films with the aim to do “dubbing and nonsense to pass the time”.

“Following the announcement of confinement, we looked for a way to keep ourselves busy and have fun. It’s been a while since we wanted to make diversions, and with this unforeseen free time, it was the opportunity to get started, “explain the actors, as a couple in the city as on the screen. And it is clear that this desire to make friends laugh very quickly attracted thousands of confined French people, including personalities like Laura Smet or Daphne Burki. As proof, more than 255,000 subscribers follow their parodies on instagramwhich are also available on YouTube and Twitter.

a great game of successful diversion

The social media adventure began on March 18 with an excerpt from Francis Ford Coppola’s “Godfather 2”, in which Diane Keaton complains to Al Pacino about having to eat pasta and missing the Maitre Gims concert in because of “a little flu”. This first attempt is a masterstroke. The video quickly received rave reviews. Internet users are asking for more.

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Then follow parodies of one minute each featuring a Matthew McConaughey (“Interstellar”) strongly criticized for having walked on the quays despite his certificate in his pocket, or a Kate Winslet (“Les Noces Rebelles”) offended to see her husband, Leonardo DiCaprio, lament having to “bang all the Christmas TV movies on M6 at the end of March”, while she “risks her skin to treat people”.

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Laughter also guaranteed – and we really need it in this period – in front of the little girl from “The Exorcist” suffering from Covid-19 who vociferates Aya Nakamura while Father Karras throws hydroalcoholic gel at her, or doctor Okun transformed as Professor Raoult in a parody of “Independence Day”.

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Scenes behind closed doors or in empty places

If these hilarious little contents are appreciated by a growing number of Internet users, they nevertheless require a huge work of four to five hours a day for young actors. A challenge all the more “sporty” as they are confined with their fifteen-month-old granddaughter. “We think of cult movies or actors we like,” they say. Sometimes we have a particular subject that we want to defend, such as barrier gestures or the fight of nursing staff. Film scenes are constrained by confinement. They therefore take place either behind closed doors or in empty places”, specify Marion Creusvaux and Julien Pestel, who strive to transcribe with humor the daily life of thousands of people under house arrest.

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Can we imagine still enjoying these parodies once the confinement is lifted? “Perhaps people will no longer want to laugh about it, confide these two talented actors. But what is certain is that we will continue to create, whatever the format, and we will be happy to be able to play the comedy again without being hidden behind a microphone”.



Who are the “Creustel”, this duo of actors who parody the cult scenes of films with confinement sauce?