Arte Cinema broadcasts a documentary dedicated to the actor Patrick Swayze, entitled “Patrick Swayze – Actor and dancer by passion”, it is available on Youtube.
Patrick Wayne Swayze is an American actor, dancer, choreographer, singer, songwriter, and film producer known for playing distinctive lead roles including romantic, tough, and comedic characters. He appeared in dirty dancing (1987), road house (1989), Ghost (1990) alongside Demi Moore, point break (1991) or even The City of Joy (1992). In 2009, Swayze died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 57, a few weeks after filming the crime series The Beast.
” Patrick Swayze – Actor and dancer by passion is a moving portrait of patrick swayze which retraces the career of the actor as well as his demons. Made ten years after his death, this portrait, rich in archives, traces the thread of a successful filmography and a roller coaster life marked by bipolar disorders. His agent, his assistant, his brother and his many on-screen partners paint the portrait of a combative and endearing man with affection. The film is also based on a moving interview given by his wife Lisa, unfailing support in bad times, in the face of alcoholism and illness in particular.
The documentary is available on youtube until August 9, 2022.