To tell the truth, he even surrounded himself with someone close to the family to dig into the secrets and psychology of the Ligonnès: Guillaume Hodanger, the brother of Agnès Dupont de Ligonnès. If he did not participate in the writing, the production or even the research of the team, Pierre Aknine assures that this brother was all the same a good point of reference, ” Her relatives also took a sacred slap when it happened. The brother was a support more than a revealer, but it allowed us to better understand this family “.
A series closer to reality
Same story with Arnaud Ducret, the interpreter of Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès in this series. Despite some creative additions to increase the tension and drama of this story, ” The car accident between my character and that of the hacker played by Emilie Dequenne at the start of the series, he never took place, like a few details here and there “, the actor assures Télé-Loisirs that everything else is faithful to the sad reality.
” There was indeed a hacker who collected information about the case and who was arrested. And the absence of the father's DNA on the bodies, his mother who was convinced of the end of the world, the letter qu 'he gets his wife to write to apologize for having a lover, his debts, the accounts he keeps on what each child costs them … all of that is true “, notably the actor. ” He is still presumed innocent but this guy had a lot of 'baggage'! ”
In the end, the only real fantasy in An Ordinary Man is its conclusion. Pierre Aknine confesses it, in the absence of an end in the real world, they have chosen to imagine it, ” The last episode is invented. It is the outcome which seems the most plausible to us “.