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Although a hit on Netflix, this film is accused of plagiarism

Although a hit on Netflix, this film is accused of plagiarism
Although a hit on Netflix, this film is accused of plagiarism

While “Sous la Seine” is the most watched film of the moment on Netflix, the director Vincent Dietsch reports the plagiarism of one of his projects. The hearing is scheduled for this Friday, June 14.

May the theft of which I was the victim be recognised “. Done. While the French film Under the Seine is currently a hit on Netflix despite very mixed reviews, according to the director Vincent Dietsch accuses the producers of this film seen more than 40 million times since it was published online on June 5 for plagiarism. He requests the suspension of his broadcast, the hearing will be held on Friday 14 June at the Paris court.

135 points of contact between the project and the film »

According to him the work would have been strongly inspired by his film project entitled Catfishdating back to 2011. Vincent Dietschy explains that he presented his dossier for Silure to the SACD, the authors’ society, in October 2012. Having not found help with the drafting, he decided to postpone his project until later, he confided to Parisian. Meanwhile, in 2015, the for Under the Seine was filed in turn.

We noticed none other than 135 points of contact between the project and the film. My goal is for the theft of which I was the victim to be recognized. This is an important project for me, for which I have worked a lot and which I care a lot about. It started from an unhappy love story, I put everything I had into it. I had the ambition to make a great popular film out of it. I didn’t give up on making it happen »

Vincent Dietsch.

Among the similarities the director noted between his project and Under the Seine : an environmental activist who does not hesitate to go against the rules, a love story between the head of the river brigade and the heroine, a lighthouse placed under the fish to locate it, the mayor of Paris who presents a model of future sports competition , or even a mutant fish.


“All of these elements were in the script! Even the idea of ​​going to intercept the fish in the lock of the Arsenal port, which is still not the most obvious place in Paris, it was in my project. You can't tell me that again, it's a coincidence » denounces Vincent Dietschy. Contacted by our colleagues at ParisianNetflix did not want to react, simply explaining: “ As this is an ongoing matter, we have no comment to make. » .


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