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The mayor is in existential crisis. After 30 years in politics, he feels totally empty and devoid of ideas. As a fix for this problem, his aides bring a brilliant young philosopher, Alice, into his inner circle.
The Mayor of Lyon, Paul Theraneau (Fabrice Luchini) remains completely devoted to serving his city and his country but his knack for generating new ideas has evaporated. Enter low-key 30-year-old academic Alice Heimann (Anais Demoustier) who is hired for a nebulous job conjuring ideas at City Hall. Their interactions are our gateway into a lively, funny and touching exploration of the way we live now through the filter of two generations.
Talky in the best possible way, this is a classy but accessible piece of entertainment which is also food for thought, with a sparkling performance from the ever-dependable Fabrice Luchini. Europa Cinemas Award in the Cannes Director’s Fortnight. Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Anaïs Demoustier, Nora Hamzawi. “Nicolas Pariser delivers a very clever and quirky political comedy, with brilliant performances from Fabrice Luchini and Anaïs Demoustier.” – Cineuropa. (Subtitles)