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by Xavier Giannoli


Lucien de Rubempré, a young, lower-class poet, is madly in love with the baroness Louise de Bargeton. The risk of scandal forces them to flee to Paris where they hope to live and love freely. Lucien soon finds rejection and loses the baroness’s support. He finds himself alone, penniless, hungry, and humiliated until the day he seeks revenge by writing controversial – yet banal – articles. Inside the Paris he so coveted, he finds a cynical world where everything – and everyone – can be bought and sold. Can he find his way and remain faithful to his hopes and dreams…?

international title: Lost Illusions
original title: Comédie humaine
country: France
sales agent: Gaumont
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Xavier Giannoli
screenplay: Xavier Giannoli
cast: Benjamin Voisin, Cécile de France, Gérard Depardieu, Vincent Lacoste, Jeanne Balibar, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Xavier Dolan, André Marcon, Jean-François Stévenin, Alexis Barbosa
cinematography by: Christophe Beaucarne
film editing: Cyril Nakache, Riwanon Le Beller
art director: Riton Dupire-Clément
costumes designer: Pierre-Jean Larroque
producer: Olivier Delbosc
co-producer: Cédric Iland, Bastien Sirodot
executive producer: Adrian Politowski
production: Curiosa Films, Gaumont
distributor: Gaumont Distribution
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