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The Truth (2019)

La vérité (original title)
PG | | Drama, Family | 3 July 2020 (USA)
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A stormy reunion between scriptwriter Lumir with her famous mother and actress, Fabienne, against the backdrop of Fabienne's autobiographic book and her latest role in a Sci-Fi picture as a mother who never grows old.


Hirokazu Koreeda


Hirokazu Koreeda (screenplay), Ken Liu (film in film based on short story by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Deneuve ... Fabienne Dangeville
Juliette Binoche ... Lumir
Ethan Hawke ... Hank
Clémentine Grenier Clémentine Grenier ... Charlotte
Manon Clavel ... Manon Lenoir
Alain Libolt Alain Libolt ... Luc Garbois
Christian Crahay Christian Crahay ... Jacques
Roger Van Hool ... Pierre
Ludivine Sagnier ... L'actrice qui joue Amy à 38 ans
Laurent Capelluto ... Le journaliste
Maya Sansa
Jackie Berroyer ... Le chef du restaurant
Sébastien Chassagne ... Le réalisateur du film
Helmi Dridi ... Le chauffeur de Fabienne
Virgile M'Fouilou Virgile M'Fouilou ... Le vendeur d'art africain


Fabienne is a star; a star of French cinema. She reigns amongst men who love and admire her. When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter Lumir returns from New York to Paris with her husband and young child. The reunion between mother and daughter will quickly turn to confrontation: truths will be told, accounts settled, loves and resentments confessed. Written by Producer

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Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic and suggestive elements, and for smoking and brief language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Hirokazu Koreeda's first film set outside of Japan and his first film not in his native language of Japanese. See more »


Water drops on the screen when they walk through the town at night. See more »


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


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Truth or Inconsequences
22 October 2019 | by BachfeuerSee all my reviews

Early on, Deneuve's movie star character is being interviewed by a magazine journalist who asks boring, pedestrian questions. She comments that the film (within a film) that she is making will not be a major one. That goes for the actual film as well. The old stars play their parts deftly and confidently, hitting their marks every time. But that pales in comparison to what they did in their respective heydays. For anyone who knows those classic movies, this one is highly interesting. I hope it is their way of saying farewell, before making way for newer talent. The stand-out in this film is Clémentine Grenier, a child actress so young that she still has all her baby front teeth. By stealing scenes left, right and center, she shows the elderly actors up. C'est la Vie!

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Release Date:

3 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,200, 5 July 2020

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1.85 : 1
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