Doubles vies / Doubles Lives

  • E-Book (aka Non-Fiction) (Working title)
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work of auto-fiction recycling his love affair with a minor celebrity — Alain must tell his friend that it is too outdated to be published, even though, Selena, Alain’s wife, is convinced it is Léonard’s masterpiece.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 / Speaker
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]


Camera Departmentdirector of photographyYorick Le Saux
Camera Department1st assistant cameraJean-Christophe Allain
Castingcasting directorAntoinette Boulat
Costume Departmentcostume designerJürgen Doering
Director's DepartmentdirectorOlivier Assayas
Director's Department2nd assistant directorJulie Grumbach
EditingeditorSimon Jacquet
Gripkey/dolly gripStéphane Germain
ProducerproducerCharles Gillibert
Production Designproduction designerFrançois Renaud Labarthe

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 releaseFranceWednesday, 16.01.2019