Based on a True Story (D'après une histoire vraie) 2017

Based on a True Story

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Although she is wading through her own personal crisis, a writer becomes involved with an obsessive admirer.

Cast & Crew

Emmanuelle Seigner
Delphine Dayrieux
Camille Chamoux
Oriane, l'attachée de presse
Brigitte Roüan
La documentaliste du lycée
Josée Dayan
Karina
Noémie Lvovsky
La commissaire d'exposition
Leonello Brandolini
L'éditeur italien
Élisabeth Quin
La journaliste
Wassim Béji
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Critic Reviews for Based on a True Story (D'après une histoire vraie)

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  • A stylish but ultimately stiff collection of old tropes about writers and their audience, fiction vs. reality, and the Other that becomes you.

    June 1, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • For all its zest and pulp elements, this is a minor work from the Chinatown director. It is told too obviously and lacks any of the ambiguity found in the first-person novel.

    May 31, 2017 | Rating: 2/5
  • Nothing in this feeble psychological thriller rings true for a moment, though its unhinged machinations feel as pedestrian as soap opera in execution.

    May 29, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • A masterfully made psychological thriller in the traditional mode.

    May 29, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Although the screenplay contains all the beats needed to generate tension, Assayas' gift for conveying information between the lines is almost entirely lost on Polanski ...

    May 29, 2017 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

    Variety
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  • It wobbles at the brink of plot-holes which undermine the vital realistic plausibility of a film like this; the entire third act moreover loses its way and winds up, like its heroine, in a ditch.

    May 29, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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