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The Death & Life of John F. Donovan is a canadien film of genre Drama directed by Xavier Dolan released in USA on 31 december 2018 with Kit Harington

The Death & Life of John F. Donovan (2019)

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

The Death & Life of John F. Donovan
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Released in USA 31 december 2018
Length 2h10
Directed by
OriginCanada
Genres Drama
Rating65% 3.252653.252653.252653.252653.25265

Ma vie avec John F. Donovan (The Death and Life of John F. Donovan) est un film dramatique canadien coécrit, coproduit, réalisé et monté par Xavier Dolan, dont la sortie est prévue en 2018. Il s'agit de son premier film tourné en anglais.

Synopsis

Dix ans après la mort d’une vedette de la télévision américaine, un jeune acteur se remémore la correspondance jadis entretenue avec cet homme, de même que l’impact que ces lettres ont eu sur leurs vies respectives.

Actors

Kit Harington

(John F. Donovan)
Jessica Chastain

(Moira McCallister-King)
Kathy Bates

(Barbara Haggermaker)
Susan Sarandon

(Grace Donovan)
Jacob Tremblay

(Rupert Turner)
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