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Illusions perdues / Lost Illusions
Directed by Xavier Giannoli
Drama/Romance / 149 min.(2021)
Lucien de Rubempré, a young, lower-class poet, is madly in love with the baroness Louise de Bargeton (Cécile de France). 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. Inside the Paris he so coveted, he finds a cynical world where everything – and everyone – can be bought and sold.