Directed by Alexandre Arcady|
France, 2014, 111 min
French with English subtitles
Based on actual events, 24 Days deals with the 2006 kidnapping of 23-year old Ilan Halimi, a French Jew. The kidnapping made front-page news around the world and gave rise to a massive police manhunt, oftentimes botched and inept.
The French police believed the crime was an attempt to extort money from the Halimi family, not an anti-Semitic act despite all of the evidence to the contrary, including an e-mail by the kidnappers that reads "We have a Jew."
This disturbing view of recent French history also explores the tensions between the Jewish, Arab, and black communities in France.
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