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Based On A True Story 2017

Based On A True Story [2017]

Release dates

2017 Dec


2018 Jun

Hong Kong

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  • 110 minutes
  • Category IIA
  • Parental Guidance for Aged 12 Category

Plot synopsis

Delphine is the author of a highly personal novel devoted to her mother that has become a best-seller.

Exhausted by countless requests and made fragile by her memories, Delphine is then tormented by anonymous letters accusing her of having thrown her family to the lions.

The novelist is in a rut, paralyzed at the idea of having to start writing again.

Her path then crosses that of Elle. The young woman is charming, intelligent and intuitive. She understands Delphine better than anyone. Delphine grows fond of Elle, confides in her, opens up.

How far will Elle go after moving into the writer's apartment? Has she come to fill a void or to create one? To give her fresh impetus or to steal her life?



Emmanuelle Seigner

Delphine de Vigan

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