LATEST: Critically ill actress Marie Trintignant (corr) has been flown back to her native France despite doctors in Lithuania insisting she was not fit to be moved.

Trintignant has been in a coma since last Sunday (27JUL03), after an alleged altercation with rocker boyfriend BERTRANT CANTAT (corr) left them both in hospital.

And doctors, who believe she is unlikely to survive the injuries, told her distraught parents - film directors JEAN-LOUIS and NADINE - that she was too ill to travel.

But the family's lawyer GEORGES KIEJMAN (corr) says, "If she has to die, her family would like it to be in France."

She survived the journey but her condition remains grave.

01/08/2003 02:46