Avia Service Station

Movie Le grand soir Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern (2012)
Jean-Pierre Bonzini (Albert Dupontel) douses himself with gasoline at the Avia gas station to burn himself alive.
Avia Les Montagnes Service Station (Angoulême)
Avia Les Montagnes gas station (Angoulême) - Credit: Google Street View


Jean-Pierre (Albert Dupontel)

Having lost his job and unable to find one, Jean-Pierre (Albert Dupontel) decides to go to the Avia gas station in the Les Montagnes shopping area to douse himself in gasoline in order to set himself on fire in a department store.

Albert Dupontel and Gustave Kervern, it is a great love story. After playing the role of the policeman in Dupontel’s film Enfermés dehors, Kervern asked his actor/director friend to play in Le Grand Soir.


Le Grand Soiris Albert Dupontel’sthird collaboration with the Greenlandic duo, afterAvida and Louise-Michel.

Scène à la station-service Avia dans Le Grand Soir
Scene at the Avia gas station in Le Grand Soir – Credit: Jean-Pierre Guérin, GMT Productions, ARTE France Cinéma and Ad Vitam


The Avia service station of Angoulême is located in the heart of the commercial area “Les Montagnes”.

Located in Gond-Pontouvre in the commercial zone “Les Montagnes” north of Angoulême, this service station offers gasoline service as well as all the equipment to clean your vehicle.

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By Damien Biju

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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