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Michel Houellebecq wants to ban a Dutch film, qualified as porn, featuring it

2023-02-07T16:56:01.111Z


In the trailer for the film, which is due out on March 11, we see the writer, shirtless, kissing a young woman in bed.


The lawyers of Michel Houellebecq and his wife announced on Tuesday February 7 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 that 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 particular, we see the writer, shirtless, kissing a young woman in bed.

In voice-over, the director, Stefan Ruitenbeek, also recounts 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 arranging prostitutes at the advance

”.

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"Dismay and Disgust"

The couple "

discovered with dismay and disgust

" that the

Kirac 27 trailer

contained "

statements implicating them, serious and false, violently undermining their dignity

", write Mes Angélique Bérès and Maïa Kantor, who defend the husband, in a press release.

He therefore instructed his advisers to "

immediately put an end to these attacks by all means

" by having "

withdraw this trailer from platforms and social networks throughout the world

", and by prohibiting the director and the collective "

from any exploitation, commercial or non-commercial, in any form whatsoever, of the film (...) and other images that they may have of the Houellebecq spouses

".

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According to Me Bérès, contacted by AFP, "

pre-litigation steps have already been taken 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, Michel Houellebecq evokes "

the explosion of violence

" of the trailer, "

which irremediably damages (his) private life, (his) honor but above all , which is even more serious, to (his) wife, devastated by the lies

” broadcast about her.

Source: lefigaro

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