Doubles Lives

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Feature Film | 2017-2018 | Comedy | France

Shooting data

Start of shooting06.11.2017
End of shooting22.12.2017
LocationsParis and region, South of France and Spain

Project data

Length of movie108'

Brief synopsis

Alain, a successful Parisian publisher, and Léonard, one of his long-time authors, are reluctant to fully embrace today’s world of modern digital practices. When they meet to discuss about Léonard’s new manuscript – yet another work of auto-fiction recycling his love affair with a minor celebrity — Alain must tell his friend that it is too outdated to be published, even though, Selena, Alain’s wife, is convinced it is Léonard’s masterpiece.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Guillaume CanetAlain [L]
Juliette BinocheSelena [L]
Vincent MaicagneLéonard [L]
Nora HamzawiValérie [SR]
Christa ThéretLaure [SR]
Pascal GreggoryMarc-Antoine [SR]
Lionel DrayrabotnikLudwig [SR]
Sigrid BouazizVictorine [SR]
Laurent PoitrenauxMaxime Caron [SR]
Violaine GillibertPaloma [SR]


director of photographyYorick Le Saux
1st assistant cameraJean-Christophe Allain
casting directorAntoinette Boulat
costume designerJürgen Doering
directorOlivier Assayas
2nd assistant directorJulie Grumbach
editorSimon Jacquet
key/dolly gripStéphane Germain
producerCharles Gillibert
production designerFrançois-Renaud Labarthe
location scoutValérie Segond
location scoutAntoine Dubois
line producerLy Nah Ky
unit production managerSylvie Barthet
assistant production managerNina Poretzky
unit managerPhilippe Lelièvre
screenwriterOlivier Assayas
production sound mixerNicolas Cantin
boom operatorEmmanuel Ughetto
second boom operatorClément Tijou
sound re-recording mixerDaniel Sobrino
sound editorEdouard Morin

Production companies

CG Cinéma [fr]
Arte France Cinéma [fr]co-production
Vortex Sutra [fr]co-production

Distributing companies

Ad Vitam [fr]
Playtime (formerly Films distribution) [fr]World Sales


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Olivier Assayas2018TIFF Toronto Int. Film Festival [ca]Special PresentationsNominated
Olivier Assayas2018Venice Int. Film Festival [it]CompetitionNominated


Theatre releaseBulgariaFriday, 25th October, 2019
Theatre releaseGreat BritainFriday, 18th October, 2019
Theatre releasePortugalThursday, 17th October, 2019
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 6th June, 2019
Theatre releaseTurkeyFriday, 3rd May, 2019
Theatre releaseUSAFriday, 3rd May, 2019
Theatre releaseSpainFriday, 12th April, 2019
Theatre releaseSingaporeThursday, 31st January, 2019
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 16th January, 2019