Oliver Hirschbiegel on Diana: No Regrets

Oliver Hirschbiegel scored a hit with a film about the last days of Hitler, but his portrayal of  Princess Diana's affair with the Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan, has been attacked by critics and her former lover. Stephen Applebaum met the director at the Zurich Film Festival to find out why.

British film critics lambasted Diana. Do you regret making it?
Were you disappointed by the Pakistani surgeon Hasnat Khan’s refusal to talk to you?

"I never wanted to speak to him, because the minute you meet the real people you become emotionally involved on a personal level, which alters your vision. I wouldn’t trust myself anymore – and that is a bad thing for a storyteller."

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