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Je suis Charlie

Je suis Charlie

Daniel Leconte & Emmanuel Leconte, 90 min.

France, 2015

Je suis Charlie

The tragedy, aftermath and democratic crisis after the attack on Charlie Hebdo is presented in the ultimate film about the iconoclastic magazine.

The attack on Charlie Hebdo on January 7 this year was an abominable attack on two of Western democracy's pillars: freedom of speech and satire. Through the depiction of both the shocking attack and its aftermath, and through in-depth interviews with the survivors, the director Daniel Leconte (who also made the Charlie Hebdo film 'It's Hard to be Loved by Jerks' in 2009) and his son Emmanuel take a closer look at both the tragedy, the hypocrisy and the forgetfulness, that also affected Denmark after the famous cartoon crisis in 2005. Politicians and journalists have discussed the extremist's attack on Charlie Hebdo as a symptom of a deeper, democratic crisis, which is taking place in the midst of the self-understanding integrated in everything we understand as being Western culture. Narrated by Leconte senior himself, and with both new interviews and old extracts featuring, among others, the editor Charb and the cartoonist Cabu of the iconoclastic weekly, which in the week after the killings appeared in seven million copies with the by now iconic front drawing 'All is forgiven'.

European Premiere
Director: Daniel Leconte & Emmanuel Leconte
Original Title: L'Hummour A Mort
Country: France
Year: 2015
Running time: 90 min
Tags: F:ACT Award Politics
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Script: Daniel Leconte, Emmanuel Leconte
Camera: Damien Girault
Casting: Elisabeth Badinter, Gérard Biard, Charb, Cabu, Marika Bret
Producer: Raphaël Cohen
Editor: Grégoire Chevalier-Naud
Production Company: Film En Stock
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