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Houellebecq wants to ban a Dutch film, qualified as porn, which features him

2023-02-07T17:38:07.354Z


The French author evokes "the explosion of violence" of the trailer of this film entitled "Kirac 27", which must be released on March 11 and


In these images, we see in particular the writer, shirtless, kissing a young woman in bed.

The lawyers of Michel Houellebecq and his wife announced on Tuesday that they had been responsible for taking "all amicable and contentious steps, both civil and criminal", to obtain the banning of the film "Kirac 27", qualified as porn and featuring the writer, and a trailer they consider defamatory.

The trailer for this film, which is to be released on March 11, directed by a Dutch collective, Kirac, was released at the end of January.

In voiceover, the director, Stefan Ruitenbeek, says that Michel Houellebecq had written to him that his honeymoon in Morocco had been canceled, while his wife had, according to him, "spent a month to arrange prostitutes in advance" .

The couple "discovered with dismay and disgust" that the trailer for "Kirac 27" contained "statements implicating them, serious and false, violently undermining their dignity", write Mes Angélique Bérès and Maïa Kantor, who defend the spouses, in a press release.

An “outburst of violence”

He therefore instructed his advisers to "immediately put an end to these attacks by all means" by having "this trailer removed from platforms and social networks throughout the world", and by prohibiting the director and the collective "from any exploitation, commercial or not commercial, in any form whatsoever, of the film (...) and other images that they may have of the Houellebecq spouses".

According to Me Bérès, “pre-litigation procedures have already been initiated with the director and the platforms” to obtain the banning of the film, in particular if it contains the voice-over comments of the trailer.

In a letter sent to the director, of which AFP was aware, Mr. Houellebecq evokes "the explosion of violence" of the trailer, "which irremediably damages (his) private life, (his) honor but above all, what is even more serious, to (his) wife, devastated by the lies” spread about her.

Source: leparis

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