Notre Dame on Fire

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Notre Dame On Fire offers a blow-by-blow recreation of the gripping events that took place on April 15, 2019, when a small fire in the roof structure quickly escalated and grew out of control threatening the cathedrals collapse. Jean-Jacques Annaud’s thrilling, meticulous film retraces how heroic men and women put their lives on the line to accomplish an awe-inspiring rescue.

Technically impressive and adopting a forensic approach, the film outlines how a series of minor mistakes led to initial warning signs being ignored, allowing the fire to take hold and blaze for almost 30 minutes before the fire brigade was informed.

Including real footage TV reports, drone footage and onlookers mobile phones, the film blends action and documentary film genres.

‘Veteran French director Jean-Jacques Annaud serves up some high-octane film-making with this old-fashioned disaster movie, composed in a docu-realist style, about the catastrophic fire that engulfed Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral in 2019.’

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian