You Will Not Have My Hate

by Kilian Riedhof

Based on the international bestseller and inspiring, true memoir by Antoine Leiris. From the producers of A Fantastic Woman and Toni Erdmann. Directed by BAFTA-nominated Kilian Riedhof.

On November 13, 2015, Antoine sees his wife Hélène for the last time. She will be the victim of the terrorist attacks in the Le Bataclan concert hall in Paris this evening, along with eighty-nine other people. While the world is in shock, the journalist posts an open letter on Facebook. In moving words, he addresses the assassins and denies them his hatred – and that of his then seventeen-month-old son Melvil. On Friday night, you stole the life of an exceptional being, the love of my life, the mother of my son, but you will not have my hate. The post moves millions of people in the social media and is printed on the front page of Le Monde.Only when he realizes how much his little son needs him does he confront the new reality. This he owes to Hélène and his son...Kilian Riedhof's film tells the story of the devastating attacks from the very personal perspective of a father. It is a defiant beacon of freedom, of love and a fragile new beginning.

Genre / Language
Drama / French
Original title
Vous n'aurez pas ma haine
directed by
Kilian Riedhof (54 HOURS)
screenplay by
Jan BrarenMarc BlöbaumKilian Riedhof (54 HOURS)Stephanie Kalfon
produced by
Komplizen Film in co-production with Haut et Court Frakas Productions, NDR/Arte, MMC Movies Köln, Erfttal Film, Tobis Filmproduktion
  • Pierre Deladonchamps (SORRY ANGEL)
  • Camelia Jordana (LE BRIO)
  • Thomas Mustin (RAW)