It's Hard Being Loved by Jerks
The French satirical-polemic magazine "Charlie Hebdo" is well known for its tendency to offend. After sixteen years of making enemies, they thought they were ready for anything. Nothing, however, could have prepared them for what ensued after they printed the Muhammed-caricatures. After the usual protests, public discussions and the mandatory death threats, "Charlie Hebdo" was sued by a coalition of French muslim associations. This movie follows what has been called the first major legal battle of the 21st century.
Daniel Leconte is a journalist, author and filmmaker of French-Algerian descent, who directed his first film with the documentary FIDEL CASTRO: L'ENFANCE D'UN CHEF in 2005. In addition he works as a producer for film and televison, and runs two production companies which produce both documentaries and feature films. Among other things, he has been awarded the Albert Londres-award for his critical documentaries.