French broad­cast­ing net­work shelves film set dur­ing 2015 Paris at­tacks

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France 2, the main pub­lic broad­cast­ing net­work in France, has shelved plans to air a fic­tional film cen­tered on a ro­mance that be­gins amid the co­or­di­nated ter­ror­ist at­tacks across Paris on Nov. 13, 2015, that left 130 dead and more than 500 wounded.

The tele­vi­sion movie was to be called “Ce Soir-Là” (“That Night”) and was to fea­ture French ac­tress San­drine Bon­naire in a lead role. Its main char­ac­ters were a na­tive of Afghanistan, who has es­caped the Tal­iban, and a sin­gle mother he meets the night of the at­tacks. Their ro­mance be­gins as they help res­cue sur­vivors, ac­cord­ing to Dead­line.

As de­tails of the movie emerged, an out­cry rose from sur­vivors and vic­tims’ fam­i­lies. Claire Peltier, whose part­ner, David, was killed in the at­tacks, started a pe­ti­tion call­ing for the project to be halted, say­ing the film would be “too painful.” The pe­ti­tion has gar­nered al­most 40,000 sig­na­tures.

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