You Will Not Have My Hate

Days after his wife was murdered during the Bataclan attacks, Antoine Leiris wrote an open letter on Facebook to his wife’s killer. It was a letter of exceptional grace and defiance, stating simply that the terrorists had failed because they would never have his hate. That message was shared hundreds of thousands of times worldwide and inspired a best selling book. In this film, Leiris sets out to meet people like him. People who are trying to rebuild their lives after terrorist attacks.

Through the stories of others, Antoine tries to understand his own feeling and predict what tomorrow will be like, and the day after, and all the days after that. It’s a message which combines optimism and emotion, a desire to not withdraw from the world, and a longing to get back a purpose in life. Will hate always resurface? Is the desire for revenge too strong? How do you overcome the death of someone you loved so much?


  • Year: 2016
  • Duration: 72 mins
  • Production: Eclectic
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France



  • FIGRA 2017 (France); Japan prize 2017 (Japan); Prix Europa (Germany)

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