Movies about journalists

List of the best movies about journalists selected by visitors to our site: Breaking News in Yuba County, The Last Thing He Wanted, The Rhythm Section, Free Country, Long Shot, Romance is a Bonus Book, Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story, Lost Together, The Great Hack, The Public
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Breaking News in Yuba County (2021)
Markimdb: 5.5
CharactersJournalists, Housewives
PlotAbduction, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleFancy, Womens in main roles

An overlooked pencil-pusher catches her husband in bed with another woman, the shock of which causes him to die of a heart attack. So she buries his body and takes advantage of the growing celebrity status that comes from having a missing husband. But she quickly finds herself in over her head, dodging cops and criminals, all while trying to keep the truth from her sister, a local news anchor who’s desperate for a story.

The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersJournalists, Reporters
PlotMoney, Cheating
StyleAction, Exciting, Fascinating

At the turning point of the Iran-Contra affair, Elena McMahon, a fearless investigative journalist covering the 1984 US presidential campaign, puts herself in danger when she abandons her assigned task in order to fulfill the last wish of her ailing father, a mysterious man whose past activities she barely knows.

The Rhythm Section (2020)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, USA
CharactersHired assassins, Journalists, Spy, Bodyguards, Terrorists
PlotInvestigation, Death, Martial Arts, Motorcycles, Fight
PlaceEngland, Hotels, New York, Mountains, Aircraft, Forest
StyleUnexpected ending

After the death of her family in an airplane crash on a flight that she was meant to be on, Stephanie Patrick discovers the crash was not an accident. She then seeks to uncover the truth by adapting the identity of an assassin to track down those responsible.

Free Country (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
CharactersJournalists, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

Former East Germany, 1992. Patrick Stein and Markus Bach, two very different police officers, are commissioned to investigate the disappearance of two female teenagers in a remote area of the country. Did they run away from home or did something more terrible happen to them?

Long Shot (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersJournalists, Strong women, Presidential
PlotRivalry, Dancing, Love, Political
PlaceHotels, Party, Sea, Beach, Aircraft
StyleLight, Fascinating, Inspirational

Fred Flarsky is a gifted and free-spirited journalist who has a knack for getting into trouble. Charlotte Field is one of the most influential women in the world -- a smart, sophisticated and accomplished politician. When Fred unexpectedly runs into Charlotte, he soon realizes that she was his former baby sitter and childhood crush. When Charlotte decides to make a run for the presidency, she impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter -- much to the dismay of her trusted advisers.

Romance is a Bonus Book (2019)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:30
CharactersJournalists
PlotLove

Cha Eun Ho is a genius writer and the youngest chief editor ever at his publishing company. He is smart and handsome. He is also even tempered at work, but he has a warm heart and a reasonable personality. Kang Da Ni used to be a popular copywriter, but she is not anymore. She is now broke and unemployed. Even though she tries to find a job, due to her impressive career and excellent educational background, she is unable to find a new job. Finally, Kang Da Ni gets a job at a publishing company by lying about her background. Cha Eun Ho is the chief editor at that publishing company. They begin to develop romantic feelings for each other.

Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
CharactersJournalists
PlotInvestigation, Lost memory
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleDepressive, Atmospheric

An investigative reporter Nellie Bly, who’s on a mission to expose the deplorable conditions and mistreatment of patients at the notorious Women’s Lunatic Asylum, and feigns mental illness in order to be institutionalized to report from the inside. The movie is an account of actual events surrounding Nellie’s stay beginning after she has undergone treatment, leaving her with no recollection of how she came to the asylum or her real identity.

Lost Together (2019)
Markimdb: 3.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryRussia
Duration02:20
CharactersJournalists, Reporters
PlotSurvival
PlaceUninhabited island, Mansions

Novice journalist Nina, in pursuit of a sensation, goes to an uninhabited island where, according to rumors, a millionaire lives a reclusive. The launch with a film crew falls into a terrible storm, and Nina regains consciousness on the deserted shore. Fortunately, this is the island that she needed, which means that she was in the safe hands of the young and handsome hero of her report. But only Nina still does not suspect that in fact it is her colleague, a local journalist who just needed a hot topic, and he invented it. And he doesn’t understand anything about survival ...

The Great Hack (2019)
Markimdb: 7
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersScientists, Journalists
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA, Laboratory

Data—arguably the world’s most valuable asset—is being weaponized to wage cultural and political wars. The dark world of data exploitation is uncovered through the unpredictable, personal journeys of players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data story.

The Public (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersPolice, Journalists
PlotPolitical, Confrontation
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleTouching

An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.

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Where Does the Sea Flow? (2019)
Mark
Genredrama
CountryRussia
CharactersBusinessmen, Journalists
PlotPolitical, Money, Power
PlaceRussia

A conversation between famous politician and a teenager changes both of them...

The Report (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA
CharactersJournalists, Psychologists, CIA
PlotInvestigation, Political, Computers, Justice

The story of Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate’s sweeping study into the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program, which was found to be brutal, immoral and ineffective. With the truth at stake, Jones battled tirelessly to make public what many in power sought to keep hidden.

The Death of Superman (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersSuperhero, Dogs, Aliens, Scientists, Tough guys, Warriors, Journalists, Photographers, Bears, Giants, Monsters
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Investigation, Death
PlaceUSA, Space, Submarines, Spaceships, India
StyleUnexpected ending

When a hulking monster arrives on Earth and begins a mindless rampage, the Justice League is quickly called in to stop it. But it soon becomes apparent that only Superman can stand against the monstrosity.

Extracurricular Activities (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrethriller, comedy, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersHired assassins, Teens, Dogs, Gay, Students, Teachers, Orphans, Journalists
PlotBasketball, Death, Pursuit, Mystery
PlaceSchool, Party

The outrageous life of Reagan Collins, a model high school student with a "killer" after-school job that involves arranging “accidents” for his classmates' parents. When seasoned police detective Cliff Dawkins starts putting the pieces together, it's a battle of wits to see if Reagan can keep business booming.

Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City (2019)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountrySpain
CharactersJournalists, Serial killers, Bees, Widows
PlotInvestigation, Religious, Love triangle
PlacePrison, Country houses

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain, 2016. Two corpses appear in the crypt of the Old Cathedral. Police officer Unai López de Ayala, an expert in criminal profiling, must hunt down the ritual murderer who has been terrorizing the city for two decades…

Notre Dame (2019)
Markimdb: 5.4
CharactersMilitary, Lawyers, Journalists, Single mothers, Models
PlotDeath, Dancing
PlaceCourt, Hospitals

Maud is an architect and a mother. Due to a misunderstanding, she wins the competition to refurbish the parvis of Notre-Dame. Torn between these responsibilities and love issues, she will go through an emotional storm.

A Dose of Happiness (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
CharactersJournalists
PlotFear

The real story of the journalist Vesela Toteva (in the role is her daughter -Valentina Karoleva) searching for her own happiness during the dynamic and uncertain 90's in Bulgaria. A tale about drugs, fall, fear and redemption.

The Lodge (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
CharactersJournalists, Childrens
PlotDeath, Cheating, Mental disorders, Supernatural
PlaceCountry houses
TimeWinter
StyleGloomy, Unexpected ending, Action, Disturbing

When a father is forced to abruptly depart for work, he leaves his children, Aidan and Mia, at their holiday home in the care of his new girlfriend, Grace. Isolated and alone, a blizzard traps them inside the lodge as terrifying events summon specters from Grace's dark past.

In Family I Trust (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy
CountrySpain
CharactersFriends, Journalists, Family, Teens
PlotDeath, Depression, Love, Love triangle
PlaceTrains, Village, Forest
StyleSoulful, Light, Fascinating

Bea is a successful architect who lives in Barcelona (Catalonia, northeast to Spain) with her boyfriend and boss, Víctor, a CEO of an important company. During a night celebration of an important contract signed to make a skyscraper designed by Bea, in the bar appears the famous TV reporter and anchorwoman Rebecca Ramos, Victor's personal erotic fantasy. Not measuring the consequences of her actions due to the alcohol she drank, Bea makes a meeting between Víctor and Rebecca. When to the next day she wakes up, Víctor proposes to wed Bea and she accepts, but after she arrives to the job, Bea learns about a videotape where Víctor and Rebecca make the love in a car that it's in all TV channels. In front of all CEOs during a full meeting, Bea slaps Víctor and destroys her design, being fired from the job. Looking for a break, she travels her natal coastal town, Santa Clara, just to discover that her rest isn't so easy as it seems: her eccentric, free-spirited and eternal smiling mother ...

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, China
CharactersJournalists

An award-winning cynical journalist, Lloyd Vogel, begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write an Esquire profile piece on the beloved television icon Fred Rogers. After his encounter with Rogers, Vogel's perspective on life is transformed.

Proxima (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Germany
CharactersCats, Journalists, Astronauts

Sarah is a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. She is the only woman in the arduous program. She lives alone with Stella, her seven year old daughter. Sarah feels guilty that she cannot spend more time with her child. Her love is overpowering, unsettling. When Sarah is chosen to join the crew of a year-long space mission called Proxima, it creates chaos in the mother-daughter relationship.

Profile (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryRussia, USA, United Kingdom, Cyprus
CharactersJournalists, Terrorists

Looking to investigate recruitment techniques of ISIS to lure women into Syria, Amy Whitaker, a journalist, creates a Facebook profile of a Muslim convert. When an ISIS recruiter contacts her online character, she experiences the process first hand.

Living Among Us (2018)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersVampire, Journalists

Vampires have just made themselves public! Now a group of documentarians have been granted access to spend some time with them and learn how they live and coexist with humans. But as reality sets in, the crew realize they are in for far more than they bargained for.

The Last Witness (2018)
Mark1.6 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrethriller, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Poland
Duration01:56
CharactersJournalists
PlotInvestigation, Death, Love
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric, Disturbing, For men

An ambitious young journalist uncovers the horrific slaughter of 22,000 Polish officers during World War II, a secret kept hidden for far too many years.

A Private War (2018)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:34
CharactersJournalists, Strong women, Photographers, Terrorists, Writers
PlotOn real events, War, Survival, Death, Political, Revolution
PlaceJungle, Deserts
StyleWomens in main roles, Action, Disturbing, Heavy, Tense

One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.

An Interview with God (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersJournalists, Gods
PlotRelationship, Religious, Depression
StylePhilosophical, Deep Meaning, Soulful, Makes me think, Heavy

An up-and-coming journalist finds his world and faith increasingly challenged when he's granted the interview of a lifetime – with someone who claims to be God.

The Post (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:31
CharactersJournalists, Presidential, Lawyers, Musicians
PlotWar, Political, Mystery, Intrigue, Confrontation, Death, Money, On real events
PlaceNew York, Office, USA, Party, Prison, Jungle, Aircraft
StyleAction, Exciting, Disturbing, Makes me think

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.

Shock and Awe (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersJournalists, Soldier, Reporters
PlotPolitical, Mystery, Investigation, Weapon, Cheating, On real events
PlaceOffice, USA, Party
StyleAction, For men, Tense, Disturbing

A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."

Take Your Pills (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
CharactersParents, Doctors, Scientists, Journalists, Pupils
PlaceOffice, USA

In a hypercompetitive world, drugs like Adderall offer students, athletes, coders and others a way to do more -- faster and better. But at what cost?

Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersDoctors, Criminals, Judge, Lawyers, Serial killers, Journalists
PlotOn real events
PlaceCourt

The story of the investigation and trial of abortion provider Dr Kermit Gosnell.

Paterno (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecrime, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersCelebrities, Trainers, Journalists, Reporters
PlotSports, Soccer, Investigation, On real events

After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Joe Paterno is embroiled in Penn State's Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure regarding the victims.

Donbass (2018)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama
CountryGermany, Ukraine, France, Netherlands, Romania
CharactersJournalists, Military
PlotWar, Snow
PlaceUkraine, Trains
StyleDisturbing

In the Donbas, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs. In the Donbass, war is called peace, propaganda is uttered as truth and hatred is declared to be love. A journey through the Donbas unfolds as a chain of curious adventures, where the grotesque and drama are as intertwined as life and death. This is not a tale of one region, one country or one political system. It is about a world, lost in post-truth and fake identities. It is about each and every one of us.

The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryGermany, Sweden, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersSpy, Journalists, Sisters, Hackers, Lesbians, Snipers, Spiders, Terrorists
PlotPads, Investigation, Martial Arts, Motorcycles
PlaceCasino
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Action, Gothic, Unexpected ending, Smart

In Stockholm, Sweden, hacker Lisbeth Salander is hired by Frans Balder, a computer engineer, to retrieve a program that he believes it is too dangerous to exist.

A Faithful Man (2018)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:28
CharactersJournalists
PlotLove triangle, Love, Relationship, Death, Funeral
PlaceParis, France

Marianne leaves Abel for Paul, his best friend and the father of her unborn child. Eight years later, Paul dies and Marianne returns to Abel. However, things have changed for the both of them and feelings of jealousy surround their new relationship.

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredocumentary, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Sri Lanka
Duration02:18
CharactersPoor, Celebrities, Cats, Journalists, Psychologists, Turtles
PlotSuccess, On real events, Love, Motorcycles
PlaceGhetto, Sea, Aircraft, India, Beach
TimeNew Year

Drawn from a never before seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.

Ghost Stories (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:56
CharactersJournalists
PlotReligious, Ghosts
PlaceEngland
StyleTense, Disturbing

Professor Phillip Goodman devotes his life to exposing phony psychics and fraudulent supernatural shenanigans. His skepticism soon gets put to the test when he receives news of three chilling and inexplicable cases -- disturbing visions in an abandoned asylum, a car accident deep in the woods and the spirit of an unborn child. Even scarier -- each of the macabre stories seems to have a sinister connection to the professor's own life.

The Factory (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryRussia, France, Armenia
Duration01:49
CharactersSpecial Forces, Dogs, Journalists
PlotHostage, Weapon
PlaceRussia
TimeNight
StyleTense, Fascinating

When a factory is bound to close, a group of workers decides to take action against the owner.

Beautiful Boy (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersParents, Family, Journalists, Fathers
PlotDrug addict, Relationship, Divorce, Computers, Fear, On real events
PlaceBeach, Aircraft
StyleHeavy, Fascinating, To cry

After he and his first wife separate, journalist David Sheff struggles to help their teenage son, who goes from experimenting with drugs to becoming devastatingly addicted to methamphetamine.

My Dinner with Hervé (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersActors, Celebrities, Journalists, Artists, Reporters
PlotDivorce

An unlikely friendship evolves over one wild night in LA between a struggling journalist and actor Hervé Villechaize, the world's most famous gun-tothing dwarf, resulting in life-changing consequences for both

The Realm (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySpain, France
Duration01:44
CharactersScammers, Journalists, Presidential
PlotMoney, Political, Power, Cancer, Death, Betrayal, Cheating
PlaceSpain, Ships, Party, Trains, Beach, Office, Yachts

Manuel is a crooked politician who enjoys the lifestyle that kickbacks afford. He eats at fancy restaurants, parties with his friends on yachts, and provides a very luxurious lifestyle for his family. Manuel brazenly bribes, extorts, and pays off anyone who threatens to expose the activities of his inner circle. When he is singled out to take the fall for a case of fraudulent government contracts, rather than admit to any wrongdoing, Manuel decides to sell out his whole party in an effort to avoid jail time. It's a decision that puts many lives at risk.

The Other Side of the Wind (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, drama, short
CountryFrance, Iran, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersFriends, Directors, Journalists
PlotDeath, Motorcycles
PlaceFrance, Night Clubs

Orson Welles' unfinished masterpiece, restored and assembled based on Welles' own notes. During the last 15 years of his life, Welles, who died in 1985, worked obsessively on the film, which chronicles a temperamental film director—much like him—who is battling with the Hollywood establishment to finish an iconoclastic work.

Another Day of Life (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecartoon, biography
CountryPoland, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, France
CharactersJournalists
PlotDeath
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, Makes me think

In 1975, Ryszard Kapuściński, a veteran Polish journalist, embarked on a seemingly suicidal road trip into the heart of the Angola's civil war. There, he witnessed once again the dirty reality of war and discovered a sense of helplessness previously unknown to him. Angola changed him forever: it was a reporter who left Poland, but it was a writer who returned…

In My Room (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryGermany, Italy
CharactersDogs, Journalists, Horses, Chickens
PlotDancing, Loneliness
PlaceNight Clubs
TimeNight

Armin, in his fourties, is a freelancer with lots of time and little money. He’s not really happy, but can’t picture living a different life. One morning the world looks the same as always, but mankind has disappeared.

Caught (2018)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersJournalists
PlotSupernatural, Alien invasion
StyleDisturbing

While on an afternoon walk with their children, two small town reporters notice the military camped on a hilltop. Debating the possible significance of this activity, they answer their door when two unusual strangers come knocking and find themselves held hostage in their own home.

The Case for Christ (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:03
CharactersJournalists, Reporters
PlotInvestigation, Religious, On real events
PlaceCourt

Based on the true story of an award-winning investigative journalist -- and avowed atheist -- who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife... with unexpected, life-altering results.

Crimea (2017)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genreaction, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:40
CharactersJournalists, Friends
PlotLove, Hostage, Relationship, Political
PlaceUkraine

The film follows a romantic liaison between a young woman from Kiev, who is a supporter of the pro-European Maidan uprising, and a man from Sevastopol who joins the pro-Russian resistance in the aftermath of Maidan’s success in Kiev.

Frost (2017)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama
CountryLithuania, France, Ukraine, Poland
Duration02:23
CharactersJournalists, Military, Soldier
PlotTime travel, Love, War, Jealousy, Relationship
PlaceUkraine

Rokas and Inga, a couple of young Lithuanians, volunteer to drive a cargo van of humanitarian aid to Ukraine. They cross the vast snowy lands of the Donbass region, drifting into the lives of those affected by the war.

A Christmas Prince (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
CharactersJournalists, Orphans, Reporters
PlotAdventure, Love, Mystery, Snow, Intrigue, Adoption
PlaceCastle
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching, Light, Cute

When a reporter goes undercover as a nanny to get the inside scoop on a playboy prince, she gets tangled in some royal intrigue and ends up finding love - but will she be able to keep up her lie?

Super 30 (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryIndia
CharactersHired assassins, Journalists, Students, Teachers, Geniuses, Trainers, Mathematicians, Poor
PlotMotorcycles, Love, Hunger, Money, Happiness, On real events
PlaceIndia, Trains, Party, Prison

Based on life of Patna-based mathematician Anand Kumar who runs the famed Super 30 program for IIT aspirants in Patna.

The Ideal Palace (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersJournalists, Widows
PlotDancing, Love, Obsession, Funeral, On real events, Wedding
PlaceFrance
StyleFascinating, To cry

Follows Joseph Ferdinand Chavel a French postman who built a palace in the French countryside over 33 years.

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