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24 Days (2014)

24 jours (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 24 April 2015 (USA)
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When Ilan Halimi is kidnapped for ransom because he's Jewish and supposedly rich, his family and the police start a race against time to save him from the tortures of the "gang of barbarians".

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Alexandre Arcady

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Alexandre Arcady (screenplay), Emilie Frèche (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zabou Breitman ... Ruth Halimi
Pascal Elbé ... Didier Halimi
Jacques Gamblin ... Commandant Delcour
Sylvie Testud ... Brigitte Farell
Éric Caravaca ... José Fernandez
Syrus Shahidi ... Ilan
Tony Harrisson Tony Harrisson ... Youssouf Fofana
Alka Balbir Alka Balbir ... Yaël
Pauline Cheviller ... Anne Laure
Olivier Sitruk Olivier Sitruk ... Raphy
Olivier Barthélémy Olivier Barthélémy ... Jérôme Ribeiro (as Olivier Barthelemy)
Ron Reznik ... Alain Stern (as Ronald Reznik)
Audrey Giacomini Audrey Giacomini ... Mony
Matthieu Boujenah Matthieu Boujenah ... Johan
Mickaël Guigui Mickaël Guigui ... Le cousin
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When Ilan Halimi is kidnapped for ransom because he's Jewish and supposedly rich, his family and the police start a race against time to save him from the tortures of the "gang of barbarians".

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Language:

French

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"...testamentary..."
9 August 2015 | by SindreKaspersenSee all my reviews

French screenwriter, producer and director Alexandre Arcady's seventeenth feature film which he produced and wrote with French screenwriters Antoine Lacomblez and Emilie Frèche, is an adaptation of a book from 2009 by Ruth Halimi and French author and screenwriter Emilie Frèche. It premiered in France, was shot on locations in France and is a French production. It tells the story about a mother named Ruth, a father named Didier Halimi and their son named Ilan Halimi.

Distinctly and precisely directed by French filmmaker Alexandre Arcady, this quietly paced and somewhat fictional tale which is narrated interchangeably from multiple viewpoints, draws an immediately present and reflectively informative portrayal of a French police case from the late 2000s where a French-Jewish citizen and brother was kidnapped and held hostage for ransom. While notable for its versatile and atmospheric milieu depictions, distinct cinematography by cinematographer Gilles Henry, production design by production designer Tony Egry and costume design by costume designer Éric Perron, this narrative-driven and dialog-driven story about French police history and anti-Semitism which is inspired by real events which took place in Paris, France in 2006, contains a great and timely score by composer Armand Amar.

This authoritatively concentrated retelling which is set in France in the 21st century and where a twenty-three-year-old human being of Moroccan origins who was taken against his will is the communicator, is impelled and reinforced by its cogent narrative structure, subtle character development, rhythmic continuity, comment by Ruth Halimi: "If my son was not Jewish, he would not be…" and the reverent acting performance by French actress, screenwriter and director Zabou Breitman. A testamentary narrative feature.


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