a poignant trailer for this post-Bataclan film

“You will not have my hatred” is the adaptation of the eponymous book, in which Antoine Leiris recounted the loss of his wife in the terrorist attack of November 13, 2015.

In 2016, journalist Antoine Leiris moved critics and the public with You won’t hate, autobiographical story in which he recounted the mourning of his wife, killed on November 13, 2015 in the Bataclan jihadist attack at the age of 35. It is under this same title that its film adaptation is revealed this week with a first trailer, broadcast exclusively by Deadline.

Antoine Leiris is played there by Pierre Deladonchamps, and Camélia Jordana lends her features to his wife, Hélène Muyal-Leiris. These first images return to the drama of November 13 and tell the post-Bataclan of Antoine, now a single father. You won’t get my hate is directed by the German Kilian Riedhof and the production is ensured by the company Komplizen, known for Toni Erdman.

An open letter that went viral

The film will also return to the astonishing fate of Antoine Leiris’ story, which he first published on Facebook in the form of an open letter. He addressed his wife’s killers in just a few paragraphs:

“I will not give you this gift of hating you. You have sought it, however, but to respond to hatred with anger would be to give in to the same ignorance that made you what you are”, there was in particular writing.

This short message has since been shared more than 220,000 times, so much so that it has become an extensive book, published by Fayard four months after the attack. In 2017, Benjamin Guillard staged this story at the Théâtre du Rond-Point, with Raphaël Personnaz in the role of Antoine Leiris.

You won’t get my hate will have its world premiere during the Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland, which takes place from August 3 to 13. According to Allocinatedit is expected on November 2 in French cinemas.

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