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Lost illusions [videorecording] / Gaumont presents ; a Curiosa Films and Gaumont production ; screenplay by Avier Giannoli ; adaptation and dialogues, Avier Giannoli and Jaques Fieschi ; directed by Xavier Giannoli ; produced by Olivier Delbosc and Sidonie Dumas.


An aspiring poet joins a cynical team of journalists in nineteenth-century Paris. When he agrees to write rave reviews for bribes, achieving material success at the expense of his conscience, and soon discovers that the written word can be an instrument of both beauty and deceit.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel by Honoré de Balzac.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2021.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography by Christophe Beaucarne ; editing, Cyril Nakache ; production design, Riton Dupire-Clément ; costumes, Pierre-Jean Larroque.
Participant or Performer Note:
Benjamin Voisin, Cécile De France, Vincent Lacoste, Xavier Dolan, Salomé Dewaels, Jeanne Balibar, André Marcon, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Gérard Depardieu, Jean-François Stévenin.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA Rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, wide screen 2.39, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
Language Note:
French dialogue; English subtitles.
Source of Description Note:
Title from container.
Subject: Poets > Drama.
Bribery > Drama.
France > Social life and customs > 19th century > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Fiction films.
Romance films.

Available copies

  • 6 of 12 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 2 of 3 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.


  • 3 current holds with 12 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hudson (Fontana) DVD LOST (Text) 39493109881120 Adult Video Available -
Macon County Public Library DVD LOST (Text) 39493109309338 Adult DVD Fiction Checked out 01/31/2023
Nantahala Community Library DVD LOST (Text) 39493109310492 Adult DVD Fiction Available -

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