Tag: Terrorism

Philippe Lançon: Life After Charlie Hebdo

In Disturbance, the French writer and journalist describes his slow reconstruction after being severely wounded in the terrorist attack against newspaper Charlie Hebdo. A deeply moving account the author will present in the U.S. from January 23-31. On January 7, 2015, two men armed with assault rifles entered the offices of satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo and opened fire on...

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The Paris Attacks Land on Netflix

"Fluctuat Nec Mergitur." She is tossed by the waves but doesn't sink. The Paris motto was on everybody’s lips on the day following the terror attacks that killed 130 people on November 13, 2015. This is also the (French) title of a three-part documentary series about the evening, available for streaming on Netflix since June 1. French documentary-making brothers Gédéon...

Tahar Rahim The Looming Tower Hulu
Tahar Rahim, the “New Al Pacino” of French Cinema

Rolling Stone is in love with Tahar Rahim. The French actor, who plays the role of an FBI agent fighting terrorism alongside Jeff Daniels in the Hulu drama The Looming Tower, is "the show's big breakout star" and "your next Internet crush," writes the magazine. Read more at Rolling Stone.

Clint Eastwood’s “15:17 to Paris” Barges into Theaters

The latest Clint Eastwood blockbuster, a reconstitution of the 2015 attack on the Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris, will be in U.S. theaters on February 9, 2018 (and on February 7 in France). On August 21, 2015, a 25-year-old Moroccan man named Ayoub El Khazzani opened fire with a Kalashnikov on the Thalys train N°9364 traveling from Amsterdam to...

“Good” Muslims, and the Others

The same question is asked every time an Islamist terror attack shocks a Western city, such as Manchester this week. Are terrorists crusading warriors, or simply uprooted, frustrated young men? Are they “good” Muslims? On May 21, Donald Trump was in Riyadh giving a speech to Saudi leaders and the most important kings and emirs of the Arab world. In...

Made in France, the “Cursed Film” is Released in the United States

The release of Nicolas Boukhrief’s film was pushed back twice. First in January 2015, following the attacks against French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, then a second time the same year after the shootings and hostage taking of November 13. This thriller examines the birth of an Islamist cell in the Paris suburbs, and the “fiction” was deemed too close to reality....

An Hour-by-Hour Documentary on the Charlie Hebdo Attacks

British director Dan Reed made the documentary Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks, which recounts the attacks against French newspaper Charlie Hebdo and the Hyper Cacher supermarket in January 2015. The French version — Janvier 2015 : au cœur des attaques — was shown on the France 2 channel in January 2016. The original version will be available...