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The Invention of Lying

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Original title
The Invention of Lying
Year
Running time
100 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
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Screenwriter
Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
Music
Tim Atack
Cinematography
Tim Suhrstedt
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros / Lin Pictures / Lynda Obst Productions / Media Rights Capital / Radar Pictures / Wintergreen Productions
Genre
Comedy. Fantasy
Synopsis / Plot
A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain. The Invention of Lying takes place in an alternate reality in which lying—even the concept of a lie—does not even exist. Everyone—from politicians to advertisers to the man and woman on the street—speaks the truth and nothing but the truth with no thought of the consequences.

But when a down-on-his-luck loser named Mark (Ricky Gervais) suddenly develops the ability to lie, he finds that dishonesty has its rewards. In a world where every word is assumed to be the absolute truth, Mark easily lies his way to fame and fortune.

But lies have a way of spreading, and Mark begins to realize that things are getting a little out of control when some of his tallest tales are being taken as, well, gospel. With the entire world now hanging on his every word, there is only one thing Mark has not been able to lie his way into: the heart of the woman he loves.
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