Final shot for MMC Movies' co-production "You won't get my hate"

The film adaptation MEINEN HASS BEKOMMT IHR NICHT of the bestseller of the same name by Antoine Leiris has been shot.

The final shot has been taken: After a total of 34 days of shooting in the MMC Studios Cologne as well as in Paris and on Corsica, the filming of YOU WILL NOT GET MY HATE under the direction of Kilian Riedhof (GLADBECK, THE CASE OF BARSCHEL, HIS LAST RACE) and successfully completed in compliance with a strict Corona occupational health and safety concept.

The film tells the Story of Antoine Leiris, who loses his wife Hélène in the terrorist attack on the Paris "Bataclan". and remains with their 17-month-old son Melvil.

In a Facebook post, he counters the hatred of the assassins with love for his son. But inside he struggles with himself, with the anger and despair to which he does not want to surrender.

The film illuminates the days after the event, which caused worldwide sympathy, from the very personal perspective of a father who suddenly has to take care of his young son alone. It is a snapshot of a life in a state of emergency and finally a fragile new beginning.

MY HATE YOU DON'T GET is produced by Komplizen Film, in co-production with Haut et Court (France) and Frakas Productions (Belgium). Other co-producers on the German side are NDR/arte, TOBIS, Erfttal Film- und Fernsehproduktion and MMC Movies Cologne.

TOBIS will bring the film to the German and Austrian cinemas bring

The World distribution has Beta Cinema taken over.

In addition, the project is supported by Subsidies financed by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Eurimages, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, the German Federal Film Board, CNC German-French Mini-Traité, Belgian Tax Shelter, Canal+/Cine+, Wallimages, Cofinova, Proximus, RTBF and Indéfilms.

For the Script, based on the bestseller of the same name by Antoine Leiris, the authors were Jan Braren, Marc Blöbaum and Kilian Riedhof with the German Screenplay Award 2020 excellent. The Camera led Manuel Dacosse.

In the Main roles of the German-French-Belgian co-production are Pierre Deladonchamps (César winner STRANGER BY THE LAKE) as Antoine and Camélia Jordana (singer and actress LE BRIO) as his wife Hélène. Son Melvil is played by Zoé Iorio embodied.

Director and co-writer Kilian Riedhof says about the film: ""You won't get my hate" makes us understand terrorism anew - as an attack on our innermost, dearest: on the core of our family. A story of radical fragility, very emotional, politically highly topical."

Producer Janine Jackowski (Komplizen Film): "Antoine Leiris' book has touched us very much. It is a personal story, a testimony of time, and above all a text that stands against hatred - for life and for love. We would like to thank the authors Jan Braren and Marc Blöbaum, as well as writer and director Kilian Riedhof, for the sensitivity with which they adapted this very personal story for the big screen. We are infinitely grateful for the co-production with Haut et Court and Frakas Productions, and for the collaboration with such strong partners as our co-producers MMC Movies Köln and Erfttal Film, the broadcasters NDR/Arte, our distributor TOBIS, and the world distributor Beta Cinema. In challenging times like these, it's good to know such top-class partners on our side."

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The series of attacks on November 13, 2015, in Paris in front of the Stade de France and in the nightlife districts in the 10th and 11th arrondissements is one of the worst in France's post-war history and claimed a total of 130 lives.

Antoine Leiris (Pierre Deladonchamps) also saw his wife Hélène (Camélia Jordana) for the last time that evening. She and 89 other people were victims of a terrorist attack during a concert at the Paris club Le Bataclan.

While France, traumatized, tries to find an explanation for the inconceivable, Antoine posts an open letter on Facebook. In moving words, the journalist addresses the attackers: "Friday night, you stole the life of an extraordinary being, the love of my life, the mother of my son. But you will not get my hatred...".

The message goes around the world - the newspaper Le Monde prints the text on its front page. Five days after the attack, Antoine is sitting in a television studio. Interviews with BBC and CNN follow. But the outwardly so brave Antoine struggles inwardly with the hatred that he actually did not want to give room.

Only when he realizes how much his little son Melvil (Zoé Iorio) needs him, Antoine faces up to his task: to live without blocking out the loss and to dare a new beginning. A new beginning that knows about the fragility of happiness, but does not lose faith in a good tomorrow.

Photo: (from left to right) cinematographer Manu Dacosse, leading actors Zoé Iorio and Pierre Deladonchamps, director Kilian Riedhof, producer Janine Jackowski (Komplizen Film) on set at MMC Studio 41. Credit: TOBIS Film / Anne Wilk