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Deception (Tromperie) (2021)

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London - 1987. Philip is a famous American writer living in exile in London. His mistress comes regularly to see him in his office, a refuge for the two lovers. They make love here, they argue, they reconcile and talk for hours - about the women who mark out his life, about sex, antisemitism, literature, and remaining true to oneself...

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Critic Reviews for Deception (Tromperie)

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

It's Seydoux's sly, bright presence, as an obscure object of desire who gradually places the protagonist's failings in relief, that keeps us involved.

August 30, 2021 | Full Review…
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Deception, as a novel and as a film, offers a curio for obsessives, a postcard for archivists, and a not-too-interesting bump in the road for everyone else.

July 15, 2021 | Full Review…
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Arnaud Desplechin returns to the Cannes Film Festival with Deception (Tromperie), a self-indulgent Philip Roth adaptation that's only marginally better than 2017's derided Ismael's Ghosts.

July 15, 2021 | Full Review…

This new film by the French filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin makes a fairly successful attempt at redeeming the image of the time-honoured, trouser-dropping philanderer.

July 15, 2021 | Full Review…

Like a beltway surrounding its hero's bloviating ego trips and massive libido, the film keeps turning in circles around a subject that's only truly interesting if you're Philip himself.

July 15, 2021 | Full Review…

It's a waste of Podalydès and Seydoux, and certainly a waste of Emmanuelle Devos who plays the heroically dying ex-lover. By the closing credits, the film is suffering a twee overload.

July 15, 2021 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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