Who You Think I Am

Who You Think I Am

Safy Nebbou (2019)

102min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Things are often not what they seem in the cinema of Safy Nebbou, and this adaptation of Camille Laurens's bestseller follows Angel of Mine and Dumas in centring on a misconception. Aspiring photographer Alex (François Civil) thinks he's flirting on Facebook with a chic fashion student named Clara, but he's actually being duped by Claire (Juliette Binoche), a 50-something literature teacher and divorced mother who has reason to be angry with him. As with any catfishing story, a certain suspension of disbelief is required if viewers are to go along with plot twists that err more towards M Night Shyamalan than Alfred Hitchcock. But, as the sometimes dissembling Claire tries to justify her actions to a knowing psychoanalyst (Nicole Garcia), it's impossible not to get sucked into the social media nightmare that unfolds, which is made all the more excruciating by the exceptional performances.

Cast & Crew

Claire Millaud Juliette Binoche
Dr Catherine Bormans Nicole Garcia
Alex Chelly François Civil
Ludo Guillaume Gouix
Gilles Charles Berling
Max Jules Houplain
Tristan Jules Gauzelin
Katia Marie-Ange Casta
Director Safy Nebbou
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Other Information

Language: French +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: Artificial Eye Film Co. LtdReleased on: 8 May 2020