Director: Xavier Giannoli
RUNNING TIME: 144'
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?