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D'après une histoire vraie (2017)

A writer goes through a tough period after the release of her latest book, as she gets involved with an obsessive admirer.

Director:

Roman Polanski

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Olivier Assayas (screenplay), Roman Polanski (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmanuelle Seigner ... Delphine Dayrieux
Eva Green ... Elle
Vincent Perez ... François
Dominique Pinon ... Raymond
Camille Chamoux Camille Chamoux ... Oriane, l'attachée de presse
Brigitte Roüan Brigitte Roüan ... La documentaliste du lycée
Josée Dayan Josée Dayan ... Karina
Noémie Lvovsky ... La commissaire d'exposition
Leonello Brandolini Leonello Brandolini ... L'éditeur italien
Elisabeth Quin Elisabeth Quin ... La journaliste
Damien Bonnard ... Le preneur de son
Saadia Bentaïeb ... Jeanne
Véronique Vasseur Véronique Vasseur ... La mère de Delphine
Stanislas Moreau Stanislas Moreau ... Le barman
Valérie Schiatti de Monza Valérie Schiatti de Monza ... Femme Salon du livre
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A writer goes through a tough period after the release of her latest book, as she gets involved with an obsessive admirer.

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France | Poland | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 November 2017 (France) See more »

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Basada en hechos reales See more »

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€10,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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This film marks Eva Green's return to French cinema after exclusively doing English-language films and television for the last 13 years. See more »

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Elle: People are tired of surprises and twist endings.
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Polanski's keeps his consistency
12 November 2017 | by davidajgpSee all my reviews

You could be fooled into thinking that Roman Polanski would close shop by now. Acknowledge all the excellent films he has made during his long career and retire. Does he have more to say? Probably not. Can he still direct? Absolutely yes.

Together with Oliver Assayas they've adapted Delphine de Vigan's book by the same title. It has resulted in a hotchpotch of mystery. Which only is intensified by Eva Green's eerie performance. And his wife Emmanuelle Seigner is much better casted in this film than in his previous film "Venus in Fur".

The films biggest weakness is probably the lack of a new direction. But at 84 years old he probably doesn't have time or effort to change a proved recipe for an excellent filmmaking. Because that's what it is - the perfectly crafted 100 minutes just flew by and I was gripped and thoroughly entertained. By the end I enjoyed the journey so much that I totally forgive its ever so slight lack of depth and originality.

Strongly recommended: 8/10


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