Netflix Sued Over ‘No Limit’ Suggesting Diver Killed Wife

In the made-up version of the story, called “No Limit,” Netflix is being sued for making it seem like the real diver killed his wife on purpose.

The movie is based on Francisco Francisco Ferreras, also known as Pipin, and his wife, Audrey Mestre, who are famous free divers in real life.

According to Variety, Mestre, Ferreras’s wife, died in 2002 while diving in the Dominican Republic. The device that was supposed to bring her to the surface broke down.

On Wednesday, March 29, Ferreras sued the streaming giant for defamation because the movie made him look like a murderer. In a scene where they are making love, he chokes Mestre, and they both cheat on each other. This leads up to an intense argument right before the fatal dive.

In a phone interview from his home in Cuba, Ferreras said, “I don’t understand how people can do things like that. They changed the way the story went. They said it in their own way. That hurt me a lot.”

David M. Rosenthal, who wrote and directed the movie, told the outlet that lawyers checked out the movie before it was made.

He said, “This is a fictional version of a story that got a lot of attention from the public thanks to documentaries, articles, and books. What I wrote is fiction, and the people in it aren’t real. I’m sure he’s suing Netflix to make some money.”

No Limit came out in September 2022, and it quickly became the non-English movie that people watched the most on the streaming giant.

Ferreras says that Mestre’s death was a tragic accident, and he is trying to make a documentary about it.