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Lost illusions

Giannoli, Xavier

An aspiring poet joins a cynical team of journalists in nineteenth-century Paris. When he agrees to write rave reviews for bribes, achieving material success at the expense of his conscience, and soon discovers that the written word can be an instrument of both beauty and deceit.

MPAA Rating: Not rated.|||adult

Gaumont presents ; a Curiosa Films and Gaumont production ; screenplay by Avier Giannoli ; adaptation and dialogues, Avier Giannoli and Jaques Fieschi ; directed by Xavier Giannoli ; produced by Olivier Delbosc and Sidonie Dumas.

Based on the novel by Honoré de Balzac.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2021.

Benjamin Voisin, Cécile De France, Vincent Lacoste, Xavier Dolan, Salomé Dewaels, Jeanne Balibar, André Marcon, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Gérard Depardieu, Jean-François Stévenin.

DVD, wide screen 2.39, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.

French dialogue; English subtitles.

Cinematography by Christophe Beaucarne ; editing, Cyril Nakache ; production design, Riton Dupire-Clément ; costumes, Pierre-Jean Larroque.

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