This is the second act of the backfire. Friday morning, Dominique Strauss-Kahn declared on Twitter that he had agreed for “the first time” to “give (his) version of the facts which marked (his) withdrawal from political life”, in a documentary film planned for the fall 2021. This Tuesday, a press release specifies the name of the director of this feature film, Poul-Erik Heilbuth, as well as that of the company that will produce it, the Compagnie des taxi-brousse.
These two announcements come respectively three days before and the day after the release on Netflix of “Chambre 2806”, an excellent four-part series on the Sofitel scandal. In this documentary directed by Jalil Lespert, Nafissatou Diallo, the maid who accused DSK, testifies at length, like many protagonists of the Sofitel and Carlton cases. On the other hand, the former head of the International Monetary Fund declined any request for an interview.
Asked in our columns this weekend, the producer of “Chambre 2806”, questioned the existence of the film mentioned on Twitter by DSK: “Is this an announcement effect? asked Philippe Levasseur. No one would broadcast a documentary that was just the version of DSK. And this version, he gave it… except to imagine that he would say to have lied ”. Since this Tuesday, therefore, the feature film “authorized” by DSK officially has a director and a producer.
Unknown to the general public, the Dane Poul-Erik Heilbuth has co-directed a documentary on the whistleblower Edward Snowden, a film on the smuggling of migrants at the gates of Europe and another on the companies which make their fortunes by exploiting in Europe. from the West precarious workers from Eastern Europe. A French company, the Compagnie des taxi-brousse has produced 350 documentaries for television and received more than 100 international awards, as mentioned on its website and in the press release on Tuesday.
The concerns of the former IMF boss
“DSK confides in all sincerity and without any taboos, in this work which traces the important events of his life, from his rise to his fall in the media, then in his current life, underlines this text. He will also discuss his concerns, his vision and his solutions for the world of tomorrow and our common future. An unprecedented meeting with Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the man who could have become president. It is still unclear whether this new film is intended to be released in theaters or on a platform.
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