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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.

Director:

Nicolas Pariser

Writer:

Nicolas Pariser (screenplay)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 October 2019 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Alice and the Mayor See more »

Filming Locations:

Lyon, France See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,750,374
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

French visa #147111. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

Clair de lune
from "Suite bergamasque"
Composed by Claude Debussy
Performed by Philippe Hattat
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Please bring to America!
12 January 2020 | by ldezielSee all my reviews

This film creates a delightful romantic setting for two subtle characters -- Alice and Mayor, both charming -- to build a dialog on current social politics that culminates in brilliant answers to current social-economic questions without breaching the comfort of a great date-night film. Brilliant balance! Profound, deeply rewarding, beautiful, charming and cute! One of my favorite films of all time. I saw this on a plane to Paris (English subtitles) and I strongly encourage you to bring it mainstream in America, at least in the independent theater network (where Woody Allen's films go). More please!


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