Success in theaters for Salam, the Diam’s documentary, despite the criticism

The ex-rapper posted a message to thank the 90,000 spectators who went to see the autobiographical film in just two days.

Released exceptionally in theaters on 1is and July 2, Salam, on the former star rapper Diam’s, attracted more than 90,000 spectators in 48 hours, indicated Tuesday July 5 the Brut platform which produces the documentary. Presented at Cannes (out of competition), the film brought together 90,096 spectators in two days in 186 theaters in France, mainly in the regions, with an average of 500 admissions per cinema. Significant attendance figures which also benefited from the Film Festival (from Sunday July 3 to Wednesday July 6), and its tickets at 4 euros.

To compare, Cut by Michel Hazanavicius, with Romain Duris and Brother and sister by Arnaud Desplechin, with Marion Cotillard, two French films presented at the Cannes Film Festival, respectively attracted 100,000 and 73,000 spectators in 7 days, during their first week in theaters. Salam (peace, in Arabic) was even “most viewed in theaters on Friday 1is July, thus propelling it to No. 1 at the box office”, underlines Brut in its press release.

In the documentary that she co-directed, Diam’s comes out of a 12-year media silence to deliver her truth and talk about her suicide attempts, her internment, her conversion to Islam and her foundation dedicated to orphans in Mali. .. Apart from an incursion into an empty Zenith in Paris, the film is not about music. The 40-year-old presents herself veiled and covered from head to toe. The film is split into two parts: the malaise of showbiz times and the aftermath. The film will be broadcast at the start of the school year on the (paying) online platform BrutX.

By Editor

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