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work of auto-fiction recycling his love affair with a minor celebrity — Alain must tell his friend that it is too outdated to be published, even though, Selena, Alain’s wife, is convinced it is Léonard’s masterpiece.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 PoîtrenauxMaxime Caron [SR]
Violaine Gillibert
Paloma [SR]


1st ADDominique Delany
2nd ADJulie Grumbach
Director of photographyYorick Le Saux
Camera operatorJulien Pamart
Caméra B
Caméra B
1st assistant cameraJean-Christophe Allain
Casting directorAntoinette Boulat
Costume designerJürgen Doering
DirectorOlivier Assayas
EditorSimon Jacquet
Key gripStéphane Germain
ProducerCharles Gillibert
Production designerFrançois-Renaud Labarthe
Assistant production designerStéphane Perazzi
Assistant art directorTeresa Hurtado Escobar
Set decoratorGaëlle Guitard
Prop masterStéphane Loup
Standby propsÉdouard Blaise
Location scoutValérie Segond
Location scoutAntoine Dubois
Graphic artistSophie Échène
Property driverEric Boumier
Property driverAloïs Bruno
Art department traineeLéo Grandperret
Line producerLy Nah Ky
Production managerSylvie Bragnier
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]
Vortex Sutra [fr]

Distributing companies

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


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


TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
RepeatBelgiumCiné+ [be]Wednesday, 02/12/2020, 10.30 PMCiné+ Premier
RepeatFranceCiné+ [fr]Monday, 23/11/2020, 8.50 PMCiné+ Club
RepeatFranceCanal+ [fr]Monday, 11/05/2020, 1.35 AMCanal+ Décalé
RepeatFranceCanal+ [fr]Tuesday, 07/01/2020, 10.40 PM
First showingFranceCanal+ [fr]Friday, 13/12/2019, 8.50 PMCanal+ Cinéma


Theatre releaseBulgariaFriday, 25/10/2019
Theatre releaseUnited KingdomFriday, 18/10/2019
Theatre releasePortugalThursday, 17/10/2019
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 06/06/2019
Theatre releaseTurkeyFriday, 03/05/2019
Theatre releaseUSAFriday, 03/05/2019
Theatre releaseSpainFriday, 12/04/2019
Theatre releaseSingaporeThursday, 31/01/2019
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 16/01/2019