Balzac, money and fake news: trailer of Lost Illusions by Xavier Giannoli

With the cast Benjamin Voisin, Cécile de France, Vincent Lacoste, Xavier Dolan, Gérard Depardieu …

Four years after theAppearance, Xavier Giannoli (Originally, Marguerite, When I was a singer…) comes back with Lost illusions, in competition at the Venice Film Festival. A free adaptation of Balzac’s novel, which focuses on the second part, A great provincial man in Paris. The story of Lucien, a young poet unknown in 19th century France. He has high hopes and wants to forge a destiny. He left the family printing press in his native province to try his luck in Paris, on the arm of his protector. Soon delivered to himself in the fabulous city, the young man will discover the backstage of a world doomed to the law of profit and pretense. A human comedy where everything is bought and sold, literature like the press, politics like feelings, reputations like souls. He will love, he will suffer, and survive his illusions.

In the cast, we will find Benjamin Voisin, Cécile de France, Vincent Lacoste, Xavier Dolan, Salomé Dewaels, Jeanne Balibar, Gérard Depardieu, André Marcon, Louis-Do De Lencquesaing and Jean-François Stévenin. Release on October 20 at the cinema. In the meantime, the trailer has been unveiled by our colleagues from France Inter :

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