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Film set amidst Bataclan attack put on hold

By | Published on Friday 29 December 2017


A TV movie set amidst the terrorist attacks that occurred in Paris on 13 Nov 2015 – which included the shooting at an Eagles Of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan venue where 89 people died – has been put on hold after 37,000 people signed a petition against the production.

As news of the film – called ‘Ce Soir-Là’ – first emerged, a petition was set up by Claire Peltier, whose partner was killed in the Bataclan shooting.

Addressing the President of French state-owned broadcaster France Télévisions, which was planning on airing the film on its France 2 channel, Peltier said in her petition that she was “scandalised that such a project could see the light of day so soon after this violent event”.

‘Ce Soir-Là’ – which translates as ‘That Night’ – seemingly centres on a fictional romance between a single mother and an Afghan man who meet on the night of the attacks as they rescue survivors.

A spokesperson for France 2 confirmed yesterday that it had now decided to postpone the project until its producers have had the opportunity to consult more widely with groups representing victims of the attacks.

The broadcaster added that no screening date had been set anyway, as the channel’s management are yet to see the finished product.