Alice and the Mayor

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Alice and the Mayor (Alice et le Maire)

Directed by Nicolas Pariser

  • France 2019; 103 min
  • Original version: French
  • Genre: Comedy drama
    • Europa Cinemas Label Award - Quinzaine des Réalisateurs


Paul Théraneau, the mayor of Lyon, is in existential crisis. After 30 years in politics, he feels totally empty and devoid of ideas. As a fix for this problem, his aides bring a brilliant young philosopher, Alice Heimann, into his inner circle. A dialogue develops between Alice and the mayor and the two become closer, which calls into question everything they were most sure of. Gradually, the inevitable question arises: are philosophy and political necessity compatible?




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