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Based on a True Story (2017)

D'après une histoire vraie (original title)
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

Writers:

Olivier Assayas (screenplay), Roman Polanski (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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 de Monza Valérie de Monza ... Femme Salon du livre (as Valérie Schiatti de Monza)
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Storyline

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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Country:

France | Poland | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 November 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Basada en hechos reales See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Budget:

€10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (one scene)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was shown at the Cannes Film Festival with a different ending. See more »

Goofs

When Delphine uses her phone to record notes the time displayed on the lock-screen is 16:41, in the next shot of the phone the time is 10:11. See more »

Quotes

Elle: People are tired of surprises and twist endings.
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Polanski as he is
15 June 2018 | by maricadrugaricaSee all my reviews

Although Polanski made his outstanding movies so far, this one is remarkable as the one before, La Vénus à la fourrure. Based on only two characters, the story reveals psychological movements in human behaviour, with one who is opened and unsecure and the other, who is actually dictating everything, in disguise, towards the goal it wants to achieve. Eva Green and Emmanuelle Seigner are really good pair and great match for this plot. Reccomendation for all of the Polanski's lovers.


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