Jan 3, 2019
Death Note: Netflix under fire over Belgium train crash images
Netflix has come under fire for using images in its film Death Note said to be taken from a deadly train crash in Belgium in 2010, local media report. A scene in the film, a horror inspired by a Japanese manga series, reportedly uses shots of a crash involving two passenger trains that killed 19 people. A spokesman for the Belgian rail operator SNCB, Dimitri Temmerman, said the company had not been informed of any decision to include the images by the streaming service provider. One survivor of the crash, 60-year-old Anita Mahy, told daily newspaper De Standaard that the decision to include images of the deadly collision amounted to a "Complete lack of respect for all those involved". The Netflix film Death Note was released last summer, but its reported use of these controversial images has only recently emerged.
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