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"The Untouchable Harvey Weinstein": rise and fall of a Hollywood tycoon

2019-08-14T08:01:05.088Z

While producer Harvey Weinstein has still not been tried by US justice, the documentary "The Untouchable Harvey Weinstein", in theaters this Wednesday in France, returns to the actions of one who took advantage of his power to make ...



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The trial of producer Harvey Weinstein is scheduled to open in New York on September 9th. Jefferson Siegel / Pool via REUTERS

While producer Harvey Weinstein has still not been tried by the US justice, the documentary "The Untouchable Harvey Weinstein", in theaters this Wednesday in France, returns on the actions of the one who took advantage of his power to make reign the terror in Hollywood.

It is an exemplary story of phenomenal ascent and dazzling fall. In 1979, concert organizer Harvey Weinstein , passionate film buff, creates with his brother Robert a production company: Miramax.

In the 90s, Miramax became a heavyweight in American auteur cinema, allowing Steven Soderbergh and Quentin Tarentino to make films and win an Oscar each year. But this glory presents a chilling setback. These repeated sexual assaults stifled with confidentiality contracts .

Ursula MacFarlane makes the victims speak, often terrorized, some marked for life as Paz de la Huerta. Above all, the documentaryist dismantles the system put in place by the producer to hide his turpitude: " I think there are many people who knew something, but who did not want to know, because there for them, it was exciting to work with Harvey Weinstein. And also, he was very violent apparently, with men too, because he was throwing ashtrays. It was a bit like a gangster .

Harvey Weinstein remains this black star around which the testimonies turn. Ursula MacFarlane could not meet him. Perhaps he will explain himself during his trial which will open in New York on September 9th.

Ursula MacFarlane is the cultural guest of Sophie Torlotin this Wednesday

Source: rfi

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