It's Hard Being Loved by Jerks

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With IT'S HARD BEING LOVED BY JERKS, director Daniel Laconte (Fidel Castro: L'enfance d'un chef) offers a real-time account of one of the most important trials in the 21st century and dives deep into the political, ideological and media-related stakes of the trial with all key participants. The film features lawyers, witnesses, the media, editorial conferences, demonstrations of support, as well as the reactions of the prosecutors and of Muslim countries. Given new relevance after the January 7, 2015, attacks at the Charlie Hebdo offices, which left 12 dead and 11 wounded, IT'S HARD BEING LOVED BY JERKS also features candid interviews (and rarely seen behind-the-scenes moments) with acclaimed Charlie Hebdo cartoonists, such as Cabu, Charb, Tignous and Wolinski, who died on January 7. (C) Kino Lorber

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The clash of fundamentalist Islam and Western values as encapsulated by the "blasphemous" Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad is examined at length in It's Hard Being Loved by Jerks.

Feb 23, 2012
Variety
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The deadly clash between the cultures of the West and those of fundamentalist Islamists gets a thorough examination in this informative and timely documentary.

Jul 21, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Free speech or hate speech, daring activists or danger junkies? Among the issues this doc does not pursue, seemingly living outside history along with the gleeful Charlie Hebdo cartoonists it celebrates. Whose demise yes, could be connected to the CIA.

Jan 17, 2015 | Full Review…

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