Ambitious historical fresco by Xavier Giannoli, Illusions Perdues highlights two promising young actors: Benjamin Voisin and Salomé Dewaels. Meet these two rising stars of French cinema.
Illusions Perdues, based on the work of Honoré de Balzac, tells the story of Lucien de Rubempré, a young poet unknown in 19th century France. He has high hopes and wants to forge a destiny. He left the family printing press in his native province to try his luck in Paris, on the arm of his protector.
Soon delivered to himself in the fabulous city, the young man will discover the backstage of a world doomed to the law of profit and pretense. A human comedy where everything is bought and sold, literature like the press, politics like feelings, reputations like souls. He will love, he will suffer, and survive his illusions.
To play this romantic character, the director Xavier Giannoli chose Benjamin Voisin. The young actor is a star of French cinema, having left his mark on François Ozon’s Summer 85, Benjamin Parent’s Un Vrai bonhomme or Mélanie Laurent’s recent Le Bal des folles.
Illusions Perdues marks the first real major lead role for Benjamin Voisin, who plays the counterpart to Vincent Lacoste, Gérard Depardieu, Xavier Dolan, Jeanne Balibar and Cécile de France. He also forms a loving and exalted duo with Salomé Dewaels, who plays Coralie, a courtesan with whom Lucien falls in love. DashFUN went to meet these two young actors full of the future that you can find in the video above.
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