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December 8, 2021
1hr 42min
Status: released

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Deception Movie Details:

Country French
Language French
Release dateDecember 8, 2021
Running time1h 45m
StarringLéa Seydoux
Denis Podalydès
Anouk Grinberg
Directed by Arnaud Desplechin
Written byArnaud Desplechin
Julie Peyr
Philip Roth
Produced byPascal Caucheteux
Cinematography by Yorick Le Saux
Edited by Laurence Briaud
Music byGrégoire Hetzel

Deception Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Léa Seydoux as L’amante anglaise
  • Denis Podalydès as Philip
  • Anouk Grinberg as L’épouse de Philip
  • Madalina Constantin as Jana
  • Emmanuelle Devos as Rosalie
  • Miglen Mirtchev as Ivan
  • Rebecca Marder as L’étudiante
  • Saadia Bentaïeb as La procureure
  • André Oumansky as Le père de Philip
  • Gennadiy Fomin as L’ami écrivain tchèque (credited as Gennadi Famin)
  • Frédérique Giffard as La juge
  • Ian Turiak as Flic tchèque
  • Matej Hofmann as Flic tchèque
  • Barry Johnson as Agent de la CIA (credited as Barry J. Johnson)
  • Scott Thrun as Agent de la CIA
  • Valérie Thepsouvanh as Infirmière à NY
  • Awa Ndiaye as Infirmière à NY


Philip is a famous American writer living in exile in London. His mistress comes regularly to see him in his office, a refuge for the two lovers. They make love, argue, reconcile, and talk for hours—about the women who mark out his life, sex, antisemitism, literature, and remaining true to oneself.

About Deception Movie:

The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Philip Roth.

In December 2020, it was announced Léa Seydoux, Denis Podalydès, Emmanuelle Devos, and Gennadi Famin had joined the cast of the film. Principal photography on the film began in September 2020.

Deception had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on 13 July 2021. It was released on 8 December 2021, by Le Pacte.