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Title: Deception

Original Title: Tromperie

Year: 2021



Directed by Arnaud Desplechin, who decided to adapt Philip Roth's novel 'Deception' during the COVID-19 pandemic, after an ambitious film project had to be cancelled. Desplechin, along with screenwriter Julie Byer, also writes the screenplay for this adaptation that was screened in the Cannes Premières section of the 74th Cannes Film Festival.

London, 1987. Philip (Denis Podalydès, sociétaire de la Comédie Française) is a famous American writer who lives in the British capital, away from the hustle and bustle of his native country. Married for several years, his relationship with his wife (Anouk Grinberg) is a continual sense of routine. Therefore, Philip has had several mistresses throughout his life. The latter is a beautiful British woman in her thirties (Léa Seydoux), who, despite her youth, she's already married in a marriage that does not satisfy her either.

The two see each other regularly in the writer's studio, which becomes their refuge, where they let themselves be carried away by desire and make fervent love. But their relationship is not only sexual, as they talk, share ideas, reflect on life, discuss, reconcile and talk for hours about the lovers who have marked their lives, as well as about eros, anti-Semitism, literature and the seek to be faithful to one's own ideas.

Starring Denis Podalydès and Léa Seydoux, the cast is completed by Anouk Grinberg, Emmanuelle Devos, Rebecca Marder, Miglen Mirtchev, André Oumansky and Madalina Constantin. A Why Not Productions production.



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