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Director: Xavier Giannoli

FRANCE, 2021


Screenplay: Xavier Giannoli

Director of Photography: Christophe Beaucarne

Editor: Cyril Nakache, Riwanon Le Beller

Cast: Benjamin Voisin, Cécile de France, Gérard Depardieu, Vincent Lacoste

Producer: Olivier Delbosc, Cédric Iland, Bastien Sirodot

Production: Curiosa Films, Gaumont, France 3 Cinéma

Festivals: Veneţia 2021, San Sebastian 2021, Zurich 2021, Göteborg 2022

Awards: Cel mai bun film/Best Film, Cel mai bun scenariu adaptat/Best Adapted Screenplay, Cea mai bună imagine/Best Cinematography - Premiile César 2022/César Awards 2022

Lucien de Rubempré, a young, lower-class poet, is madly in love with the baroness Louise de Bargeton. The risk of scandal forces them to flee to Paris where they hope to live and love freely. Lucien soon finds rejection and loses the baroness’s support. He finds himself alone, penniless and hungry until the day he seeks revenge by writing controversial – yet banal – articles. Inside the Paris he so coveted, he finds a cynical world where everything – and everyone – can be bought and sold. Can he find his way back to his hopes and dreams?