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Éric Toledano: “The scenes of November 13 are so anxiety-provoking that we are afraid to go back on it”


Still with Olivier Nakache, the director ofUntouchables and Sense of celebration examines the trauma of the terrorist attacks in the series In therapy, to see on Arte in early 2021. Interview.

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“Faced with this astonishment of the attacks, we said to ourselves that there was a lack of verbalization”. Éric Toledano explains why, with Olivier Nakache, he wanted to evoke the attacks of the Bataclan and the terraces of Paris in the adaptation of the series In therapy. Patrick KOVARIK / AFP

With In therapy, adaptation of the Israeli series BeTipul, Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano make their first foray into the series. Above all, the filmmakers signed the first French fiction to directly evoke the Islamist attacks which bloodied Paris and Saint-Denis in November 2015. In the office of psychoanalyst Philippe Dayan (Frédéric Pierrot) parade an agent of the BRI (Research and Research Brigade) ‘Intervention) intervened at Bataclan (Reda Kateb), a surgeon at Saint-Antoine hospital (Mélanie Thierry), a couple in crisis (Clémence Poésy and Pio Marmaï) or a teenager with suicidal tendencies. Before the broadcast of the 35 episodes in early 2021 on Arte and Arte.tv, interview with Éric Toledano on an extraordinary project.

LE FIGARO.- What came first: the desire to deal with the attacks of November 13 or to adapt the series In therapy ?

Eric TOLEDANO.- In the timeline, our interest in the Israeli series BeTipul goes back a long way. She already has some

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