With “Les Valseuses” (Going Places) in 1974 with Gérard Depardieu, the public discovered the future icon of French cinema: Patrick Dewaere. A James Dean with a meteoric film career – “Coup de tête” (Hothead), “Série noire”, “Préparez vos mouchoirs” (Get Out Your Hankerchiefs), he committed suicide at age 35. This film reveals the real Patrick Dewaere: raped as a child, pulled out of school by a mother who forces him to become an actor, a teenager estranged from his family and society. A unique destiny blurring boundaries between the cinema and personal ordeals. Upon the 40th anniversary of his death, hommage will be paid to the legendary actor by his daughter Lola Dewaere, and the unique accounts of Bertrand Blier, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Claude Lelouch, Francis Huster and Brigitte Fossey.