24 days: The True Story of the Ilan Halimi Affair - A film by Alexandre Arcady
20 January 2006, after Shabbat dinner, Ilan decided, against the advice of his mother, to go out and celebrate. He comforts his mother by kissing her as he heads out. Ruth Halimi will never see her son again. Ilan has been kidnapped for ransom because Jewish and supposedly rich. His family and the police start a race against time to save him from the tortures of the "gang of barbarians".
Based on the book by Ilan’s mother Ruth, thie movie is a gripping dramatization of the massive police manhunt and the family’s nightmarish ordeal as they race the clock to find Ilan and his abductors.
Cast : Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Sylvie Testud, Jacques Gamblin, Eric Caravac.
Release on French screens: 30 april 2014
This film has been supported by the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah.