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WONDERS IN THE SUBURBS

by Jeanne Balibar

synopsis

After a long separation, Joëlle and Kamel finally divorce, but both are on the staff of Emmanuelle Joly, the newly elected mayor of Montfermeil, an underprivileged town on the outskirts of Paris. The mayor's team gets to work implementing the wonders she promised on the campaign trail: naps for all; crops on rooftops; sexual assistance in the home; harmonization of humans' breathing; Montfermeil International School of Languages, and so on. But dangerous enemies resolutely sabotage these fine policies as Paris plans its expansion, and Madam Mayor slowly slips into depression. Will we have a wonderful Brioche Day this year?

international title: Wonders in the Suburbs
original title: Merveilles à Montfermeil
country: France
sales agent: Les Films du Losange
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Jeanne Balibar
film run: 109'
release date: FR 8/01/2020
screenplay: Jeanne Balibar, Camille Fontaine
cast: Emmanuelle Béart, Ramzy Bédia, Jeanne Balibar, Mathieu Amalric, Anthony Bajon, Jean-Quentin Châtelain, François Chattot, Valérie Dréville, Florence Loiret-Caille, Mounir Margoum
cinematography by: André Chémétoff
film editing: Caroline Detournay
art director: Damien Rondeau
costumes designer: Marion Morice
producer: Mathieu Amalric, Martine Marignac, Isaac Sharry
production: Film(s), Vito Films, Les Films du Cap, Les Fils de, Rectangle Productions
backing: CNC (FR)
distributor: Les Films du Losange
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