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Bicycling with Molière (2013)
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Bicycling with Molière (2013)
Original name: Alceste à bicyclette
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Serge Tanneur (Fabrice Luchini) is at the pinnacle of his acting career when he decides to turn his back on show business and become a hermit living off of France’s Atlantic coast. Three years later, Gauthier Valence (Lambert Wilson), a beloved TV actor, shows up on the island to offer Serge a role in his directorial debut – a rendition of Molière’s classic play, “The Misanthrope”. Serge refuses at first, but then suggests that they rehearse the first scene and after five days he’ll decide if he wants to dothe play or not. What ensues is a battle of brawn and wits and peculiar encounters with a hotel maid who longs to be a pornstar and an Italian divorcée.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, touching
Plot: island, friendship, artists and showbiz, actor's life, odd couple, desire for fame, ambition, partners, porn, cycling, solitude, comeback, lifestyle, magazine cover, film industry, porn actress, retirement, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, riding a bicycle, friendship between men, painting, secret revealed, misanthropy, italian woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france

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Actrices (2007)
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Duration: 107 min.
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Duration: 109 min.
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Our Women (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
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The Girl from Paris (2001)
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Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
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Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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59%
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51%
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Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
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