Salman Rushdie Death on a Trail

Direction : William KarelProduction : Jean-François Lepetit & Adam Leibovitz for Flach Film production.2019
When The Satanic Verses are published in 1988, no one yet perceives the rise of Islamic fundamentalism or its consequences. Not even its author who will live 30 years under the threat of a fatwa pronounced by Ayatollah Khomeini …

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Original Soundtrack

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Composition et OrchestrationOlivier MilitonProduction exécutive Musique

Violin I – Hrayr Karapetyan
Violin II – Daniela Becerra
Viola – Fayçal Cheboub
Cello – Johannes Burghoff

Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Ricardo Matarredona

Piano – Elie Granger
Additionnal Piano, Keyboards, programming – Olivier Militon

Executive Production

Additive Production


“The most beautiful definition of what is freedom of speech.”
Europe 1
“At the end of this excellent documentary arises a desire : (re) read the Satanic Verses. The triumph of literature is total.”
“William Karel tells the story of this peopolization by religious censorship.”
France Culture