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Wonders in the Suburbs

Merveilles à Montfermeil

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Directed by Jeanne Balibar
France, 2019
Comedy
      French
      English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish

Synopsis

Emmanuelle Joly, the new mayor of the underprivileged town of Montfermeil in the suburbs of Paris, starts working with her extravagant team to implement the wonders she promised during her campaign. But Joëlle and Kamel, two of the team members, are in the process of divorcing.

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After playing in films by the likes of Assayas or Rivette, Jeanne Balibar makes her solo debut with an enchanting modern-day fairy tale. This whimsical comedy—based on the real ideas of French mayors!—features a crème de la crème cast, and wackily defies the usual representations of Paris’ banlieue.

Synopsis

Emmanuelle Joly, the new mayor of the underprivileged town of Montfermeil in the suburbs of Paris, starts working with her extravagant team to implement the wonders she promised during her campaign. But Joëlle and Kamel, two of the team members, are in the process of divorcing.

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Wonders in the SuburbsDirected byJeanne Balibar
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Awards & Festivals

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Locarno International Film Festival
2019

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