NOTRE-DAME ON FIRE
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NOTRE-DAME ON FIRE

Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud

Info

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Section: Spotlight
Country: France
Year: 2021
PT: NOTRE-DAME IN FLAMMEN
OT: NOTRE-DAME BRÛLE
Language: French
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Samuel Labarthe, Jean-Paul Bordes, Mikaël Chirinian, Garlan Le Martelot, Dimitri Storoge
12+

Logline

When the historic landmark catches fire, a harrowing race against time begins.

Acclaimed director Jean-Jacques Annaud meticulously traces the events of April 2019, when the famous cathedral in Paris survived the biggest fire in its history. His gripping reconstruction depicts the fateful coincidences and mind-boggling failures that led to the catastrophe, but focuses on the daring and heroic rescue of Notre-Dame and its relics by men and women who put their lives on the line to do this.

Show calendar

Calendar

  • Q&A with Jean-Jacques Annaud

    ASTOR Kino
  • HFF Kino 1

Meet the director

NOTRE-DAME ON FIRE

Jean-Jacques Annaud

Jean-Jacques Annaud was born in Juvisy-sur-Orge in 1943. He started out shooting TV commercials. The year 1976 saw the release of his first feature film, BLACK AND WHITE IN COLOR, in which he reflected upon his experiences as an aid worker in Cameroon; it received an Oscar for best foreign film. Annaud achieved worldwide fame for his adaptations of THE NAME OF THE ROSE (1986) and SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET (1997). In 2015, he received the CineMerit Award at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN.

Credits

Screenplay: Jean-Jacques Annaud, Thomas Bidegain
Director of Photography: Jean-Marie Dreujou (AFC)
Film Editor: Reynald Bertrand
Composer: Simon Franglen
Sound: Lucien Balibar, Gurwal Coic-Gallas, Cyril Holtz, Damien Lazzerini
Producer: Jerome Seydoux, Ardavan Safaee
Production Company: Pathé
Co-Producer: Mario Gianani
Distributor: Wild Bunch Germany GmbH