D'après une histoire vraie / Based on a True Story

by Roman Polanski Gala Premieres

Writer Delphine Dayriex’s recently published book about her own family is a resounding hit. Nevertheless, she feels completely drained and suffers from an increasingly serious case of writer’s block. One day she meets a mysterious and strangely obtrusive woman who calls herself ‘L’, claims to be a fan and turns out to be a ghostwriter. The two women soon develop a special friendship, and it doesn’t take much before ‘L’ is moving in and working as an assistant – her motivation supposedly selfless…
Based on Delphine de Vigan’s eponymous novel, master director Roman Polanski has created a pleasantly unsettling thriller about reality, fiction and the power of imagination.

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Country, Year: France, Belgium, Poland, 2017
  • Runtime: 110 Min
  • Languages: French
  • Subtitles: German, English
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  • Director: Roman Polanski
  • Cast: Eva Green, Emmanuelle Seigner, Vincent Perez
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  • Screenplay: Olivier Assayas, Roman Polanski
  • Cinematography: Pawel Edelman
  • Editor: Margot Meynier
  • Sound: Lucien Balibar
  • Music: Alexandre Desplat
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  • Producer: Wassim Béji
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  • Production Companies: Wy Productions, Belga Productions, Monolith Films
  • World Sales: Lionsgate
  • Swiss Distribution: Impuls Pictures
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Adhideb Ghosh, 2 Months ago

Interesting psychological thriller revolving around a writer and her obsessive admirer. Unfortunately the lead characters were not properly fleshed out which made it hard to connect with them... expected more!


Patrick Thomann, 2 Months ago

Über den Film hindurch wird ein unheimlicher & ein beklemmender Sog versprüht.Kommt als Schwimming Pool & Misery Filmmix daher


Darya Nevzorova, 2 Months ago