TWO DAYS IN PARIS
TWO DAYS IN PARIS


DIRECTOR
Julie Delpy

SCREENPLAY
Julie Delpy

CAST
Marion: Julie Delpy
Jack: Adam Goldberg
Lukas: Daniel Brühl
Marion's mother: Marie Pillet
Marion's father: Albert Delpy
Marion's sister: Aleksia Landeau
Mathieu: Adan Jodorowsky
Manu: Alexandre Nahon

Running time: 93’
Production: France/Germany, 2007
Rating: Not rated
Gauge: 35mm, DVD (color)

GENRE
Comedy

DISTRIBUTOR
IDP




“At first blush, ‘2 Days in Paris’ looks like it's going to be the story of a culture-clashing couple. But slowly and rather slyly, Delpy zeros in on something much more subtle and complex. What interests her are not the superficial differences between people from different countries but the way in which the distances between people, genders and cultures (the very distances we rely on to grant us the perspective needed to see how completely insane other people, genders, cultures really are) seem to shift constantly according to circumstances. Delpy's wry, acerbic sense of humor and privileged perspective make her the ultimate outsider-insider, perfectly positioned to ask the most astute questions. Eventually, a kind of synthesis arises from the battle of the perspectives -- that is, that there are no absolute ideas and no fixed identities. One man's freedom, as we know, is another man's French.”
Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times

Jack is a sharp, neurotic New York interior designer; his girlfriend Marion is a smart, sometimes cagey, French photographer. They've been together in New York for two years and are about to spend two days in Paris. The trip puts their relationship to the ultimate test. Marion and Jack uncover more cracks in their compatibility as they travel around town. He is shocked by her erratic temper, evidenced by outbursts at a racist Parisian taxi driver, at ex-boyfriends, or anyone else who rubs her the wrong way. As he meets one overly-friendly male acquaintance after another, Jack is consumed by jealousy and wonders what Marion has kept from him about her romantic past. The snowballing mystery in Jack's mind threatens to end their relationship in utter disaster. As a writer-director-producer-editor-composer-star, Delpy deftly handles her multiple responsibilities, weaving brilliant humor with a myriad of intellectual, political and psychological musings. Whether considering Jack and Marion's relationship, or the world at large, she takes the stereotypical French versus American debates further and deeper, playing on both truth and the often total absurdity of this complex relationship.

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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