Gerard Depardieu to sell everything in France

Gerard Depardieu plans to “sell everything in France”

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Gerard Depardieu to sell everything in France
Gerard Depardieu on 1 September 2015 in Marseille, where he runs a series produced by Netflix in which he plays the Mayor of Marseille – Boris Horvat AFP

Gérard Depardieu, who no longer lives in France, considering selling all the property he owns, he said in an interview with TV Magazine (group Le Figaro) published Friday.

Gérard Depardieu, who no longer lives in France, considering selling all the property he owns, he said in an interview with TV Magazine (group Le Figaro) published on Friday.

“I think I’ll sell everything in France! I never want to be part of this country,” said the 66 years old actor.  Asked about the property he wants to sell,  “castles or restaurants”, he replied: “Everything, I tell you!” Without giving further details.

Owner of vineyards in France and abroad, Gerard Depardieu has also invested in recent years in various restaurants and food shops in Paris.  These include the restaurants “La Fontaine Gaillon” and “l’Écaille de la Fontaine”, located close to the Garnier Opera, in the 9th district.

“I just want to out of  this country.  This is not the problem of local taxes, but I do not agree with the use we the country has made with our tax money.  So I do not want to be owner.  Just go elsewhere, rent, live and die.  And work with people I love, ” said Gérard Depardieu.

At the end of 2012, Gérard Depardieu made headlines by announcing that he had renounced his French passport in protest against the raise of higher taxes of the richest.  He claimed to have paid that year “85% tax on his income.”

He then opted to be a tax exile in Belgium and acquired Russian citizenship.  The actor who now lives in Italy “and soon in Belarus, among the peasants, because it is beautiful and that President (Alexander Lukashenko) is a nice man.”

“Honestly, I do not like the idea of ​​a Europe to come.  With the leaders in power in France, Italy, Germany … I do not!” He added, assuring however, that ” I love the French. “

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