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Unlawful Killing Princess Diana documentary premieres at Cannes Film Festival

by Jo Ching. Published Mon 09 May 2011 14:50, last updated: 09/05/11

Unlawful Killing is a searing exploration into the violent death of Princess Diana and the alleged subsequent cover-up by the British Establishment will make its festival debut at Cannes, the world’s leading film festival.

Acclaimed British actor and filmmaker Keith Allen (Keith Meets Keith, Robin Hood, Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, The Comic Strip Presents...) has announced his plans to screen his directorial feature-documentary debut at the celebrated film market and festival.

The film, which has been three years in the making, premieres in what would have been Diana’s 50th birthday year and just as Prince William, Diana’s beloved first son and future King, embarks on married life under the watchful glare of the world’s media.

This potentially controversial documentary - set to screen on Friday 13th May in Cannes - mixes candid interviews with recreations of some of the key moments from the official inquest, shockingly not held until a decade after the event.

The questions the film asks, as it seeks to uncover the truth about the world’s most famous car crash, will inevitably shake the public’s perceptions of how Diana and her partner Dodi Fayed died - and where responsibility ultimately lies for this apparent Establishment cover-up perpetrated by “Dark Forces”.

Locomotive Distribution’s Colleen Seldin will handle worldwide sales efforts for Unlawful Killing, which will commence in Cannes and will be supported by the attendance of the filmmakers.

Producer/director Allen said: “Screening this film in Cannes for the world’s media will be both exhilarating and terrifying for me. As far back as 2004, I had been intrigued by Mohammed Al Fayed’s unrelenting determination to seek answers to the questions surrounding the death of his son, Dodi and Princess Diana. By going ‘undercover’ at the inquest, I hoped to reconcile some of my own suspicions too- but what I experienced was horrifying. This film is, in short, the inquest of the inquest.”

Unlawful Killing has an original score by Dave Stewart and guest contributors include Tony Curtis, Howard Stern, Kitty Kelley, Mohamed Al Fayed, Piers Morgan and Michael Mansfield QC, among others.

Unlawful Killing was finished on 9 March 2011, after three years of research and production, culminating (after a decade of delay) in an Inquest held at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

Keith Allen (father of Lily Allen) was at the centre of the inquest, covertly observing proceedings in the courtroom and amongst the press. His groundbreaking documentary recreates key moments from the inquest, and demonstrates how the cover-up was perpetrated. It shows how vital evidence of foul play was hidden from public scrutiny, how the royal family was exempted from giving evidence, and how journalists, particularly those working for the British media, systematically misreported what was happening.

This is not about a conspiracy before the crash, but about a provable cover-up.


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"does anyone know where i can get the film from? please." andrew clegg, england around 11 years, 4 months ago

" Diana was was murdered! The inquest was a farce and all were secure in the knowledge that the dust would eventually settle. Public wake up!" stella gerhardt, spain around 11 years, 4 months ago

"I want to see this documentry. I understand why people would be upset, But I feel there are hiden things that need to be shown and said." Mysti, Wenatchee Wa USA around 11 years, 5 months ago

"I think the royals should be held accountable. It;s just ridiculous.I think the kids should do some thing about it. get rid og the witch" manoj kumar, NEW ZEALAND around 11 years, 5 months ago