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France (2021)

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Critic Consensus: France might have benefited from a more passionate approach to its themes, but Léa Seydoux leads an amusing send-up of celebrity culture.

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In FRANCE, a satirical drama set in contemporary Paris, Léa Seydoux stars as France de Meurs, a seemingly unflappable superstar TV journalist whose career, home life, and psychological stability are turned upside down after she carelessly drives into a young delivery man on a busy street. This unexpected eruption of reality triggers a series of self-reckonings as well as a strange romance that proves impossible to shake. As France attempts to slow down and retreat into a simpler, anonymous life, her fame continues to pursue her. Starting out as a tragicomic satire of the news media, writer-director Bruno Dumont's provocative new film spirals out into something darker as it examines the difficulty of maintaining one's sense of self in a corrosive culture.

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Cast

Léa Seydoux
as France de Meurs
Benjamin Biolay
as Fred de Meurs
Emanuele Arioli
as Charles Castro
Juliane Köhler
as Mme Arpel
Gaëtan Amiel
as Joseph de Meurs
Gaëtan Amiel
as Joseph deMeurs
Jawad Zemmar
as Baptiste
Lucile Roche
as Chouchou
Noura Benbahlouli
as La mère de Baptiste
Abdellah Chahouat
as Le père de Baptiste
Alfred De Montesquiou
as Alex(as Alfred Demontesquiou)
Nabil Wakim
as Journaliste I 1
François-Xavier Ménage
as Journaliste I 2
Tristan Sadeghi
as Abdoul, l'interprète pays arabe
Hugues Pluvinage
as Le gradé armée française
Amine Halim
as Interprete Touareg
Youannes Mohammed
as Chef Tribal Touareg
Mohamed Mellah
as Guide Pays Arabe
Omar Ouahmane
as Omar Ouahmane
Fabien Fenet
as Realisateur 1
Emilie Barbier
as Femme Couple Amis 1
Garance Navarro-Uge
as Femme Couple Amis 2
Emma Barron
as Femme Couple Amis 3
Morgan Labar
as Homme Couple Amis
Lola Baille
as Policiere
Xavier Lagarde
as Invite Politique I
Josepha Laroche
as Presidente fondation humanitaire
Jean-Francois Cabestan
as Voisin Tartine
Fabienne Jacob
as Femme Toilettes
Omar Baha
as Maitre de Ceremonie
Guillaume Frantzwa
as Invite Plateau l
Vincent Hugeux
as General de Lavoisiere
Helene Trope
as Benevole Curieuse Centre Social
Francois Jost
as Homme selfie cafe
Emilie Fremond
as Femme selfie cafe
Justine Herbez
as Femme carrefour Cote d'Opale
David Babin
as Operation son Cote d'Opale
Romain Olivier
as Operateur image Cote d'Opale
Marina Tamassy
as Angela Merkel
Marie Tanniou
as Infirmiere
Jan Hegner
as Therapeute
Felix Hermann
as Coach Sport
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Critic Reviews for France

All Critics (61) | Top Critics (17)

[A] tasty and nutritious bouillabaisse of a film...

January 27, 2022 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Even when it's outlining its own ideas more through rhetoric than character, "France" keeps us on our toes regarding what's around the corner.

January 21, 2022 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Dumont's signature inscrutability remains intriguing but perhaps more frivolous here; Seydoux's inspired performance helps to ground it.

January 14, 2022 | Full Review…

With Seydoux, we believe in France's reality. Her despair runs deep and suggests depths within this woman that are hidden to herself.

January 4, 2022 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's a fantastic movie... It's very pointed and very funny.

December 23, 2021 | Full Review…

[Léa Seydoux] is very good in the movie. If a lesser actress were in it, it wouldn't be worth seeing.

December 23, 2021 | Full Review…

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