Notre-Dame burns: “It was hard to see these images again”


The protagonists of the fire were invited to relive these few hours when the cathedral burned, the time of a preview screening of Jean-Jacques Annaud’s film.

A series of previews were organized by the production of Notre Dame is burning. They allowed all the protagonists of the hellish evening of April 15, 2019 to relive those few hours when the cathedral burned down. “It was very hard for me to see all these images again”testifies Mgr Patrick Chauvet, rector of the cathedral, who nevertheless believes that this “great film will remember the drama”.

The scenario having been written with the agreement and the help of the Paris fire brigade, it was obviously more than appreciated by the firefighters. True heroes of the film, they appear as courageous, and above all, as collective. However, it was impossible to obtain an official reaction from the brigade, which was asked to stay back from promoting the film due to the conflict in Ukraine. But one sign does not deceive: the Parisian brigade published the trailer on its social networks, and made a hit with the audience with this shock extract.

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