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A film by Oli­vi­er Assayas. In French with Ger­man subtitles.

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Typi­cal­ly French, the well-hee­led intel­lec­tu­als in Non-Fic­tion: if they’re not tal­king one ano­t­her’s ears off, they’re jum­ping into bed tog­e­ther. Oli­vi­er Assayas has no trou­ble at all making a fresh, fun­ny film from such mate­ri­al. His cha­rac­ters may come over as pom­pous – and at times insuf­fera­ble – but this come­dy dra­ma is anything but.

Publis­her Alain (Guil­laume Canet) and his wife Sele­na (Juli­et­te Binoche) are doing their best to adapt to modern life. He is for­ced to coope­ra­te in the digi­ti­sa­ti­on of the publi­shing sec­tor, while she – once a sta­ge actress – is acting in a long-run­ning poli­ce seri­es on tele­vi­si­on. With their friends, who inclu­de aut­hor Léo­nard (Vin­cent Macai­g­ne), they dis­cuss the chan­ges taking place in their working lives. But is ever­ything not just stay­ing the same, real­ly? Assayas seems incre­a­singly cri­ti­cal of his prot­ago­nists; they are far too wrap­ped up in them­sel­ves to see whe­re they should be heading.


Dou­bles vies
Frank­reich 2018, 107 Min., frz. OmU
Regie +Buch: Oli­vi­er Assayas
Kame­ra: Yorick le Saux
Schnitt. Simon Jacquet
mit: Juli­et­te Binoche, Guil­laume Canet, Vin­cent Macai­g­ne, Nora Hamzawi


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