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D'après une histoire vraie (2017)

A writer goes through a tough period after the release of her latest book, as she gets involved with an obsessive admirer.

Director:

Roman Polanski

Writers:

Olivier Assayas (screenplay), Roman Polanski (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmanuelle Seigner ... Delphine Dayrieux
Eva Green ... Elle
Vincent Perez ... François
Dominique Pinon ... Raymond
Camille Chamoux ... Oriane, l'attachée de presse
Brigitte Roüan Brigitte Roüan ... La documentaliste du lycée
Josée Dayan Josée Dayan ... Karina
Noémie Lvovsky ... La commissaire d'exposition
Leonello Brandolini Leonello Brandolini ... L'éditeur italien
Elisabeth Quin Elisabeth Quin ... La journaliste
Damien Bonnard ... Le preneur de son
Saadia Bentaïeb ... Jeanne
Véronique Vasseur Véronique Vasseur ... La mère de Delphine
Stanislas Moreau Stanislas Moreau ... Le barman
Valérie de Monza Valérie de Monza ... Femme Salon du livre (as Valérie Schiatti de Monza)
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Storyline

Basking in the tremendous success of her debut autobiographical novel dedicated to her late mother, suddenly, the lonely Parisian author, Delphine Dayrieux, realises that there are cold and unrelenting haters among a sea of worshippers. On the other hand, though, there's Elle--the passionate admirer, and cryptic new friend--who takes Delphine by surprise, and just like that, worms her way into the unsuspecting writer's life. However, who is truly this elusive and alluringly enigmatic woman who is bent on helping Delphine break through a persistent writer's block? More and more, Elle becomes designingly indispensable. Can she jolt Delphine out of her torpor? Written by Nick Riganas

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This is Roman Polanski's fifth collaboration with his wife Emmanuelle Seigner. See more »

Goofs

When Delphine uses her phone to record notes the time displayed on the lock-screen is 16:41, in the next shot of the phone the time is 10:11. See more »

Quotes

Elle: People are tired of surprises and twist endings.
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Come Closer
Written by Alain Mayeras
Performed by the Alain Mayeras Trio
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Polanski as he is
15 June 2018 | by maricadrugaricaSee all my reviews

Although Polanski made his outstanding movies so far, this one is remarkable as the one before, La Vénus à la fourrure. Based on only two characters, the story reveals psychological movements in human behaviour, with one who is opened and unsecure and the other, who is actually dictating everything, in disguise, towards the goal it wants to achieve. Eva Green and Emmanuelle Seigner are really good pair and great match for this plot. Reccomendation for all of the Polanski's lovers.


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Country:

France | Poland | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 November 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,988,331
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color | Black and White (one scene)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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