Monday, May 9, 2011

New Film, Old Story

Poor Mr. Al Fayed.

Keith Allen's new film, Unlawful Death is set to premiere in Cannes this week. The film attempts to expose a conspiracy surrounding the inquest of Diana, Princess of Wales and is funded, in part, by Mohammed Al Fayed. 

Oh dear. 

The inquest, which ended in 2008, concluded that: "Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were unlawfully killed due to the "gross negligence" of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi, an inquest has found. The inquest jury also specified that Mr Paul's drink-driving and a lack of seat belts contributed to their deaths"
Read more here.

Apparently, Mr. Allen and Mr. Al Fayed don't agree with the findings - to say the least.
I feel dreadfully sorry for Mr. Al Fayed, who lost his son Dodi in the accident, but I do wish he'd please, please, PLEASE let it go. I can't imagine how painful it is for Diana's boys, the rest of her family, and her friends to have anything related to this tragic accident dragged before the public once again.
Mr. Allen claims the film will not be shown in the UK which is, among other things, a great promotional tool. I can find no other reference to the film being banned anywhere. I include a clip below for the sake of interest, not because I support any part of the argument.  
A scene from the Unlawful Killing documentary, left, and, right, Mohammed Al Fayed with Princess Diana in 1996

Trailer for Unlawful Death, 2011

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