Paris

Paris

DVD - 2010 | French | Anamorphic widescreen.
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When a dancer learns he must wait for a heart transplant that could save his life, he reconnects with his sister and her family and discovers the beauty of life and love while observing the city from his apartment window.
Audience: OFRB rating: Not rated.
Publisher: New York, NY : IFC Films, 2010.
Edition: Anamorphic widescreen.
ISBN: 9780788612329
0788612328
Branch Call Number: French DVD FIC Paris
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (129 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Language Note: In French with optional English or Spanish subtitles.

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kpelish
Oct 26, 2018

Again the film maker paints an inviting portrait of a city's personality. Juliette Binoche is as beautiful as ever as she copes with her beloved brother's serious illness, single momhood, social work, and the challenges of dating. Several other stories are told against the City of Lights' back drop and bustling farmers' market: one that traces a determined young immigrant's journey, another about the ripple effects of a free-spirited woman's death, and more. The only one that rang a bit false was a middle-aged professor who—wait for it—stalks a much younger student, who then inexplicably decides to have an affair with him (mais oui, this is a French film...). If you liked this film, see Cédric Klapisch's trilogy that captures the spirit of other major world cities: L'Auberge Espagnole (Barcelona--my favorite); Russian Dolls (Moscow and London); and Chinese Puzzle (New York). In French with English subtitles.

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Angelica_R
Dec 09, 2015

A gleaming mosaic of stories about contemporary Parisians and immigrants. Elegantly done and profound. A true rediscovery of life.

valleyview Jun 14, 2012

A lovely, gentle story of Parisians in various "conditions of being". Not every story is neatly wrapped up at the end leaving us able to wonder about what is to happen to several characters.

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GuyN
Nov 18, 2010

Multiple "romances" occur in various Parisian milieux from architects to butchers. An everyday "real" feel of ordinary people is pleasant enough with a setting in Paris, but only the Baudelaire quote achieves a significant cinematic level.

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kpelish
Oct 26, 2018

Violence: Motorcycle accident.

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kpelish
Oct 26, 2018

Sexual Content: Casual sex.

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kpelish
Oct 26, 2018

Coarse Language: The uncle lets very young children listen/dance to heavy metal full of explicit swearing.

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Christinezlatko123
Jun 17, 2012

Other: English subtitles do not work

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kpelish
Oct 26, 2018

kpelish thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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