Jean Dujardin in the casting of a film on the attacks of November 13

Shot from mid-May, November by Cédric Jimenez, with Sandrine Kiberlain, Jérémie Renier and Anaïs Demoustier, will retrace the hunt for terrorists by the police after the Bataclan attack.

Filmmaker Cédric Jimenez will shoot mid-May November, a film about the November 2015 attacks in the Paris region. The production announced Wednesday the presence of Jean Dujardin in the distribution. The feature film will be “a dive into the heart of anti-terrorism during the five days of tracking that followed the attacks of November 13», Specifies StudioCanal in a press release.

On November 13, 2015, jihadist commandos left 130 dead and 350 wounded outside the Stade de France, on terraces in the capital and in the Bataclan performance hall.

Cédric Jimenez is used to crime fiction and the world of the police. The director notably signed French in 2014, in which Jean Dujardin played Judge Michel and his fight to the death against drug trafficking. The filmmaker also shot North ferry, which awaits the reopening of the rooms to leave.

November is currently the most ambitious film project on the November 13 attacks to which, more than five years later, little fiction has been devoted. In the casting, Jean Dujardin will be surrounded by Sandrine Kiberlain, Jérémie Renier, Anaïs Demoustier or Sofian Khammes, soon to be featured in The cloud. The screenplay is signed by Olivier Demangel who notably worked on the series Black Baron. Filming, in Île-de-France, Greece and Belgium, is due to start on May 12 for 12 weeks.

Another project, Un año, una noche, has just been shot by the Spanish filmmaker Isaki Lacuesta, played by Nahuel Perez Biscayart, (120 beats per minute) and Noémie Merlant (Portrait of the girl on fire). The film is adapted from the testimony of a Spanish survivor of the Bataclan attack and is not “on the attack itself», Recently indicated one of the French producers, Jérôme Vidal.

In addition to these two films in preparation, the director Mikhaël Hers had directed Amanda in 2018, on the story of a little girl who loses her mother in a (fictitious) attack in the Bois de Vincennes, recalling the atmosphere of Paris in mourning post-November 13.

On the series side, directors Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache were also inspired by the post-November 13 trauma to In therapy , broadcast on Arte and which enjoyed significant popularity with more than 41 million online views of its 35 episodes.


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