PARIS
PARIS


DIRECTOR
Cédric Klapisch

SCREENPLAY
Cédric Klapisch

CAST
Élise: Juliette Binoche
Pierre: Romain Duris
Roland Verneuil: Fabrice Luchini
Jean: Albert Dupontel
Laetitia: Mélanie Laurent
Philippe Verneuil: François Cluzet

GENRE
Drama

DISTRIBUTOR
IFC Films

RUNNING TIME 130’
PRODUCTION France, 2007
RATING R (for language and some sexual references)
GAUGE 35mm, DVD




“There are enough intersecting characters from different classes and backgrounds in “Paris” to evoke the city as a complex, healthy organism, whose parts are all connected. If it is too lighthearted to show the actual political and economic machinery behind it, its celebration of how well that machinery works produces a pleasant afterglow.“ Stephen Holden, The New York Times.

In Cédric Klapisch’s wistful ensemble film about the City of Light, characters of vastly different backgrounds intersect, providing a sense of the multitudes and complexities contained within one of the world’s greatest metropolises. Cameroonian immigrants try to help their families back home; an imperious manager of a boulangerie begrudgingly approves of her new employee, also from an immigrant family; a middleaged professor woos a student with Baudelaire-inspired text messages. But the beating heart of Klapisch’s love letter to the city is the relationship between Pierre, a former dancer at the Moulin Rouge, and his older sister, Elise, a divorced, overburdened social worker raising three young children. After Pierre discovers that he has a potentially fatal illness, Elise and her brood move into his cramped apartment, taking care of and comforting a man who now fully appreciates the preciousness of life. Though his flat is small, Pierre has an incredible view from his balcony, where he frequently observes the teeming street life below. Regardless of whether you’ve never been to Paris or have visited several times, Klapisch’s stunning compositions of the city will inspire you to book a flight to the French capital right away.

 



 
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