Rape, suicide and underage exploitation: discharges that aggravate French cinema
Two French filmmakers have been arrested in recent days. One on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old actress at the relevant time, and the other on suspicion of raping one of his team's wives, who subsequently committed suicide.
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French culture has tried to repress MeToo at the beginning of this social revolution, but in recent months it has arisen, and the change is not only conscious but also practical - that is, in the criminal and legal spheres. And so, in the last 24 hours, the local film industry has been in turmoil following the arrests of two directors suspected of serious sex offenses.
In the first case, this is a new development in the case that first broke out last November. Actress Adele Hanel ("Portrait of a Girl on Fire") then testified that at the beginning of the previous decade, when she was a 12-year-old and making her first professional moves in "Les Diables," the film by director Christophe Rogia, the filmmaker systematically sexually assaulted her during filming And after them, too. According to her testimony, he used to touch intimate areas of her body and kiss her neck.
The director denied the allegations, but MediaPart, the site behind the publication, confirmed them with a wealth of evidence. Now that the police have also gathered evidence and evidence of her own, she has arrested and questioned Rojia, which is a landmark in the French cultural world, as this is one of the first times that authorities bother to take such steps on sexual offenses that have occurred long ago.More in Walla! NEWS More in Walla! NEWS
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Brave. Adele Hanel (Photo: Imagebank)
Adele Hanel (Photo: GettyImages)
The second case is slightly fresher. French police also arrested Eric (Bibo) Bergeron, an animated director who signed "Monster in Paris", which also released in Israel at the beginning of the decade. It is suspected that the filmmaker raped one of the cast members who worked with him in this production. The victim allegedly committed suicide three years later. Reports of the affair began to spread in the French film world and also reached an organization that struggles with violence against women, which transmitted the initial relevant information to the authorities, which eventually matured into an official proceeding. In addition, the director recently retired from the production of his new film, as reportedly many and many in the industry heard about his alleged actions and were therefore not ready to work with him.
The French filmmaker also has a rich Hollywood resume. Among other things, he directed the hit "Catch The Shark," which featured in his list of names the size of Angelina Jolie, Will Smith, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, and also received an Oscar nomination, and was also a collaborator on "Hive in the Movie" "By Jerry Seinfeld. In a statement released today by his lawyer, the filmmaker denied all charges against him and stated that he intended to "fight to prove his innocence."
Denies. Bibo Bergeron (Photo: PR)
Bibo Bergeron (Photo: PR)