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Born in 1943 in Paris, Jean-Philippe Smet was abandoned by his father when he was only 8 months old. His mother entrusted him to his paternal aunt living in Paris. Soon, all the family was moving to London, and Jean-Philippe joined his cousins who were dancers on tour. Through reconstructions, archives and testimonies, Johnny Hallyday, the Wound of a Lifetime sheds a new light on his special bond with Belgium and the pain from his relationship with his family that would haunt him until the end of his life.

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