With “Notre-Dame brule”, Jean-Jacques Annaud reconstructs hour by hour the terrible fire that struck Notre-Dame de Paris on April 15, 2019. A feature film that pays tribute to the heroic intervention of the firefighters, which is revealed through a thrilling trailer.
Notre Dame is burning: an impressive trailer
On the afternoon of April 15, 2019, a fire broke out in the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. The flames spread at full speed and quickly, onlookers gather around, attending in particular to the fall of the building’s famous spire. For long hours, hundreds of firefighters intervene until dawn to successfully contain the fire. Jean-Jacques Annaud pays homage to them with Notre Dame is burning which unfolds through a tense trailer.
In addition to returning to the start of the fire, to the helpless gaze of residents and tourists, these images reveal the difficulty of intervening for firefighters, having to deal with blocked traffic in the capital before entering the blaze. Written by Jean-Jacques Annaud and Thomas Bidegain, Notre Dame is burning reconstructs hour by hour their efforts to prevent the disaster from getting worse.
The great return of Jean-Jacques Annaud
Chloé Jouannet, Samuel Labarthe, Jérémie Laheurte, Elodie Navarre, Pierre Lottin and Vassili Schneider form the cast of the feature film. seven years later The Last Wolfthe film marks the great return of Jean-Jacques Annaud to the cinema. In 2018, the director turned to the small screen by devoting himself to the mini-series The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affairworn by Patrick Dempsey and adapted from the bestseller by Joël Dicker.
In April 2020, the filmmaker revealed that he wanted to make a film about the fire at Notre-Dame de Paris. He begins to devote himself to it in March 2021, and immediately declares to France info :
Obviously, I immediately felt the extraordinary cinematographic merits. Beyond the disaster and the grief, of course, there is precisely the emotion and the spectacle of the fire.
For the feature film, the director has used real pictures produced by media and anonymous.
Notre Dame is burning will come out on March 16, 2022, in dark rooms.