Netflix’s Death Note film adaptation has received criticism from Belgium over the use of footage of an actual train wreck.
Netflix’s Death Note didn’t have the perfect rollout when it came to the streaming platform, with the live-action anime adaptation receiving pretty tame reviews across the board.
Things aren’t looking much better in 2019, however, as the people of Belgium aren’t too chuffed with the film’s use of actual footage from a tragic train wreck where 19 people were killed and 300 injured back in 2010.
The National Railway Company of Belgium was informed that Death Note used actual footage from the incident on a newsreel in the movie and has now lodged a public complaint about its use:
“This shows little respect for the victims and surviving relatives, or for the staff of the railway and the emergency services. We are deciding whether to take steps to deal with this matter,” spokesman Dimitri Temmerman told Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad (via ComicBook.com)
A survivor of the crash, Anita Mahy, has also come out and condemned the use of the footage: “You’ll just sit and watch a movie in the evening unsuspectingly, only to face the accident again.”
Netflix is yet to comment on the story.