Actor and director Luc Bellevue from Jan. 21 starts filming crime drama "Une nuit", based on a history of the brutal murder of Kitty Genovese. In starring role will be Charlotte Gainsbourg, her husband, Ivan Attal and Natalie Bay.
Kitty Genovese's name became popular not only in history but also in psychology textbooks. On March 13, 1964 in New York the killer has killed the woman in front of several witnesses, but none has seen fit to intervene. Such phenomenon is called "Genovese Syndrome" or "outsider effect".
Someone Winston Moseley struck twice Kitty with a knife, then fled. But after a while he returned to the scene found the wounded victim, raped her and inflicted several stab wounds. At least a dozen people saw what was happening, but did not realize what was happening. Most felt the cries of the dying Genovese as a drunken quarrel.
Public response, which caused the death of Kitty, has led to reform of the receiving phone messages about crimes.
Murder of Kitty Genovese, not only stirred the public, but also left a legacy in pop culture. In particular, in the graphic novel "Watchmen" grim vigilante Rorschach decides to fight crime after the murder of Genovese and wears the face mask, made of her dress.
It is not reported, what will be the roles of Gainsbourg, Attalia and Bai, but it can be assumed that Charlotte will play the victim of infamous crime. The last film with the actress was the drama "Tree", which has closed the last year Cannes Film Festival, most likely this year Gainsbourg appears again on the Cote d'Azur with a new picture of Lars von Trier's "Melancholy".