On the phone in front of a cinema on the Boulevard Saint-Michel, wearing a leather jacket, Sidiki is eye-catching.
Our discussion begins in all simplicity.
"Cinema is my true passion in life." Sidiki likes to talk about his past, his on-screen debut with Jeanne Moreau and Alain Delon and acting classes that he gives regularly.
His tone quickly turns more serious when discussing his last visit to his native Ivory Coast. Seriously injured in a bombing raid against the Gbagbo bunker he was staying in, Sidiki almost died.
The magazines carefully preserved in his backpack show pictures and articles describing his injuries and the destroyed bunker.
"These pictures have been around the world, and that's what saved my life."
Considered dead for several days and saved by French soldiers as he was standing in front of a firing squad, the Franco-Ivorian actor is trying to move on since his chaotic return to France.
With several projects on his mind, he hopes to start from scratch.
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