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24 Days - © Etienne George

24 Days

A Feature film by Alexandre Arcady

Produced by Alexandre Films

Release in France : 30/04/2014


    She went into a mobile telephone store on the Boulevard Voltaire in Paris. She pretended to be interested in a new mobile phone, got the clerk's phone number, and left the store. She called him back the next day, telling him she'd like to see him. Ilan, the clerk, was trusting. He was twenty-three years old, with his whole life ahead of him.
    How could he have imagined that this pretty girl he was going to meet in a café at the Porte d’Orléans was a rendezvous with death?
    On Friday 10, 2006, Ilan Halimi, chosen by what woud later be called the "Gang des Barbares" because he was Jewish, was kidnapped and taken to an apartment in Bagneux, on Paris' outskirts. He was bound and tortured for three weeks, before being tossed into the woods by his torturers. He was found lying naked alongside the Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois railway tracks. He did not survive his horrendous ordeal.
    In this film, Ruth Halimi looks back at these 24 days of horror, 24 days during which she and her husband, Didier, received more than 600 calls, ransom demands, whose amount would constantly change, insults, threats, and photos of their tortured son... 24 days of agony for an entire family, forced to remain silent so that the police could carry out their investigation.
    But the police chiefs at the headquarters at 36 Quai des Orfèvres didn't realize just who they were dealing with. No one had taken stock of the abductors' ferocious anti-Semitism, or imagined that Ilan would lose his life.

    Actors (34)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Alexandre Films

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    Co-productions :

    Orange Studio, New Light Films

    French distribution :

    Paradis Films

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    Photos (5)

    Full credits (17)

    Executive Producer :

    Alexandre Arcady

    Authors of the original work :

    Ruth Halimi, Emilie Frèche

    Sound recordists :

    Christian Fontaine, Yves-Marie Omnès, Emmanuel Augeard

    Screenwriters :

    Alexandre Arcady, Emilie Frèche, Antoine Lacomblez

    Production Manager :

    Olivier Sarfaty

    Editor :

    Manuel De Sousa

    Production Designer :

    Tony Egry

    Casting :

    Pierre-Jacques Bénichou

    Sound Mixer :

    Christian Fontaine

    Assistant Director :

    Pascal Meynier

    Associate producer :

    Frédérique Dumas

    Line Producers :

    Catherine Grandjean, Claude Fenioux

    Director of Photography :

    Gilles Henry

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Continuity supervisor :

    Céline Breuil-Japy

    Music Composer :

    Armand Amar

    Costume designer :

    Eric Perron

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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