La Boum 2: this incredible number of actors auditioned before Pierre Cosso

On the occasion of the broadcast of the film La Boum 2 on Sunday May 8, 2022, from 9:05 p.m. on TFX, Télé Star reveals how many actors the production auditioned before choosing Pierre Cosso to give the reply to Sophie Marceau.

Released in cinemas in 1982, the cult movie The Boom 2worn by Sophie Marceau, Claude Brasseur, Brigitte Fossey and Pierre Cossowill be rebroadcast on Sunday, May 8, 2022, from 9:05 p.m. on TFX. Directed by Claude Pinoteauthis feature film is the sequel to the cult film The partyreleased in theaters 2 years earlier. Still embodied on screen by Sophie Marceau, the character of Vic is now 15 and a half years old, and is entering second class at Lycée Henri-IV. She hasn’t been for a year”exit” with a boy. On the train, returning from a stay in Germany, she accidentally exchanges her passport with that of Philippe, interpreted by Pierre Cossowhose mother lives in Germany.

He is an 18-year-old student, practicing French boxing as an amateur in his spare time, with whom she will quickly fall in love. Really in love. Through the games of love, won’t she jeopardize her affair with him? While the first film had gathered more than 4.3 million viewers during its theatrical release, this sequel was also a nice commercial success. The Boom 2 collected more than 4 million admissions when it was released in cinemas in 1982. Of all the films released that year, Claude Pinoteau’s feature film reached 6th place at the box office, behind ET the extraterrestrial, The Ace of Aces, A quarter to two before Jesus Christ, The Gendarme and the gendarmettes and The balance.

La Boum 2: a Caesar for Sophie Marceau

For the record, the young Pierre Cosso was chosen from among more than 800 actors auditioned by the production. For her part, Sophie Marceau, who had been revealed to the general public thanks to her performance in the first film, confirmed her status as a young rising star of French cinema at the time. Thanks to his performance in this sequel, the young actress won the César for best female hope in 1983. Moreover, The Boom 2 was also nominated in two other categories, without being rewarded. Denise Gray was nominated for the César Award for Best Supporting Actresswhile Vladimir Cosma was nominated for the César for best original music.


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