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Alice and the Mayor (2019)

Alice et le maire (original title)
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The mayor of Lyon is in existential crisis. After 30 years in politics, he feels totally empty and devoid of ideas. As a fix for this problem, his aides bring a brilliant young philosopher, into his inner circle.


Nicolas Pariser


Nicolas Pariser (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabrice Luchini ... Paul Théraneau
Anaïs Demoustier ... Alice Heimann
Nora Hamzawi ... Mélinda
Léonie Simaga Léonie Simaga ... Isabelle Leinsdorf
Antoine Reinartz ... Daniel
Maud Wyler ... Delphine Bérard
Alexandre Steiger Alexandre Steiger ... Gauthier Bérard
Pascal Rénéric Pascal Rénéric ... Xavier Blasquez
Thomas Rortais Thomas Rortais ... Pierre
Thomas Chabrol ... Patrick Brac
Michel Valls Michel Valls ... Philippe Paquet
Claire Galopin Claire Galopin ... La secrétaire du maire
Manon Kneusé Manon Kneusé ... Claire
Lucie Gallo Lucie Gallo ... Marie
Pierre Desmaret Pierre Desmaret ... Le maire du IVeme


The mayor of Lyon, Paul Théraneau, is in a delicate position. After 30 years in politics, he is running out of ideas, feeling like an existential emptiness. To overcome this, Paul hires a young and brilliant philosopher, Alice Heimann. Then follows a dialogue between two diametrically opposed personalities who will turn their certainties upside down. Written by Bac Films

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Comedy | Drama


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When Alice is on the tram, we can see she's crossing the Rhône to get to the left bank, thus either the T1 going north-east or T2 line going east, then a shot of her in front of the Sainte-Blandine church is seen, which is a few stops before on the T1 line. See more »


Clair de lune
from "Suite bergamasque"
Composed by Claude Debussy
Performed by Philippe Hattat
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It didn't hold me
12 October 2019 | by richard-1787See all my reviews

I've enjoyed Fabrice Lucchini in a lot of movies, which is why I went to see this one. He does his usual fine job of creating a character. But the story didn't much interest me, and most of the rest of the characters were very formulaic. The speech the the mayor and his female assistant near the end of the movie was enthralling - a "why can't we have that sort of candidate" moment - but I don't know that it justified sitting through the rest of the movie.

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Release Date:

2 October 2019 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Lyon, France See more »


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1.85 : 1
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