Film à clef

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A film à clef or film à clé ([film‿a kle], French for "film with a key"), is a film describing real life, behind a façade of fiction.[1] "Key" in this context means a table one can use to swap out the names. It is the film equivalent of the literary roman à clef.

Notable films à clef[edit]

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  1. ^ Truffaut, François (1994-08-22). "The films in my life". Da Capo Press. p. 131. ISBN 978-0-306-80599-8. Retrieved 2012-05-01.