Adieu Belmondo! What legacy does New Wave film icon leave behind?

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As France bids the fondest of farewells to a true cinema legend, we're asking: where does this leave French film and French culture? After Jean-Paul Belmondo died on Monday at the age of 88, the tributes continue to flood in. One perhaps sums him up best: an extraordinary hero of ordinary France. In other words, a man of the people who was also the biggest star of his generation.

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