Around this time, Mr. Bourdain wrote to his friend and artist David Choe: “David, it’s a crazy thing to ask, but I’m curious,” describing his life with an expletive: “You are successful, and I ‘I succeeded, and I ask myself: are you happy?
In the film, the email is read in the voice of Mr. Bourdain, which was created with artificial intelligence technology, according to The New Yorker.
“I know how difficult it must have been for him to write that email,” Mr. Choe said in the documentary, “to reach out to someone and say, ‘Hey man, I not doing well. “”
One of the film’s most memorable scenes takes place in a restaurant, where Mr. Bourdain is seated opposite musician Iggy Pop, and he asks him a curious question: “What makes you tick?
Iggy Pop responds, “It’s really embarrassing, but to be loved and really appreciate the people who give me that.
The film ends with Mr. Bourdain’s relationship with Ms. Argento and her involvement in the #MeToo movement. During his stay in France, just before his death, he was touring with his friend Eric Ripert, the chef of Le Bernardin in New York. A tabloid had published photos of Ms Argento with another man.
Friends interviewed for the film theorized about its final moments.
“We try so hard to figure it out because we think if we can figure it out, we would be okay,” Karen Rinaldi, book editor and one of Mr. Bourdain’s friends, said in the documentary, “and the the point is, no. I don’t think we know each other. It’s hard.