29 sep 2021

An Amazon documentary reveals the underside of Orelsan’s success

A documentary series called Never Show That to Anyone traces the career of rapper Orelsan, from his beginnings to his dazzling success, through the eyes of his little brother. Bringing together testimonies and personal archives, the series will be available from October 15 on Amazon Prime.

While documentaries on rappers are multiplying , after PNL, Nekfeu and Damso, it is Orelsan’s turn to reveal the underside of his success. Playing on his character of a lazy loser in his thirties, the 39-year-old artist finds himself starring in a documentary called Never Show It to Anyone which will be released on October 15 on Amazon Prime. After debuting as a duo with the Casseurs Flowters and on television with Bloqué  (on Canal +), Orelsan enjoyed immense success with his album Perdu d’avance (2009) and a definitive consecration with La fête est finie (2017).


Bringing together numerous testimonies such as those of Soprano, Oxmo Puccino, Alpha Wann and personal archives, the documentary series was made from two thousand hours of rush filmed by the rapper’s brother over twenty years when they scoured small venues and opening acts together. Never Show That to Anyone is a new documentary on the intimacy of the artist, who leads a career in cinema in parallel with music with Quentin Dupieux or Guillaume Canet and which will have several episodes. Enough to delight the rapper’s fans while waiting for the release of his next album… 


Never Show That to Anyone, by Clément Cotentin and Christophe Offenstein, from October 15 on Amazon Prime.