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Popcorn Preview: 24 Days

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.26.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Ilan's family isn't rich, but his kidnappers think they are... are they just after money, or is there another motive?

New French Films Tackle Barbarism

Annette Insdorf | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

It seems more than coincidental that two powerful French films opening Friday deal with anti-Semitism, albeit in radically different ways. 24 Days dramatizes the 2006 kidnapping of a young Jewish man in Paris; Because I Was a Painter is a documentary about art created by inmates of Nazi camps.

Film "24 Days" Re-Opens Wounds of French Anti-Semitism

Diana Bletter | Posted 06.13.2015 | Religion
Diana Bletter

The movie, "24 Days," about to be released on April 24, re-opens fresh wounds triggered by French anti-Semitism, because the harrowing tale zeroes in on the twenty-four days in the winter of 2006 when a 23-year-old Jewish Parisian, Ilan Halimi, was kidnapped and tortured and eventually killed.

April Diary

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 06.16.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

It was not without pleasure that I read Renaud Girard most recent book, Le monde en marche, which collects the best of the chronicles and reports that have appeared in recent years in Le Figaro. I swear. I protest. About Rwanda, I believe the opposite of what Girard writes. But I lap it up.

Confronting the Black Tide of New Antisemitism

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 12.16.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

To give things their correct name, Albert Camus said, is to put the world right a bit. That is why the first task is that of nomination, of pronouncing the word: Whether one likes it or not, Europe is the stage of a wave of a new kind of antisemitism. What kind? And what's new about it?

Teen Convict's Scandalous Romance With Warden Shocks France

Le Monde/Worldcrunch | Patricia Jolly | Posted 06.26.2011 | World

Florent Goncalves can let his hair grow long. In January, this clean-cut 41-year-old from Bordeaux gave back the keys to the Versailles women's prison...

Ilan Halimi, Murdered French Jew, Appears In Dating Website Advertisement

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A picture of Ilan Halimi, a young French Jew who was brutally murdered by a gang of youths several years ago in a crime that shocked the nation, has s...

Ilan Halimi Murder Trial Appeal Seeks Harsher Sentences

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a rare move, French prosecutors may appeal their own successful conviction of 14 gang members who were found guilty of the 2006 torture and murder ...

Letter From Paris: Torture, Murder and May Day

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beth Arnold

While the news of torture was the weekly reader for U.S. citizens, France had its own torture and murder case to deal with.

Ilan Halimi, Murdered French Jew, Trial Begins With 27 Suspects

AP | PIERRE-ANTOINE SOUCHARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — The presumed leader of a group of 27 young people charged with participating in the torture and killing of a young French Jew took his s...