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Paris (2008)

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A ex-dancer has a heart problem and even with a transplant, he may still only have a few months to live. Time's spent looking at people/life in Paris from his balcony. His single mom sister moves in with her 3 kids to look after him.

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Cédric Klapisch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabrice Luchini ... Roland Verneuil
Romain Duris ... Pierre
Joffrey Platel Joffrey Platel ... Rémy
Mélanie Laurent ... Laetitia
Karin Viard ... La boulangère
Albert Dupontel ... Jean
Zinedine Soualem ... Mourad
Annelise Hesme ... Victoire
Audrey Marnay ... Marjolaine
Xavier Robic Xavier Robic ... Présentateur télé
Farida Khelfa Farida Khelfa ... Farida
Suzanne Von Aichinger Suzanne Von Aichinger ... Suzy 'Miss Bidoche'
Marco Prince Marco Prince ... Disco
François Cluzet ... Philippe Verneuil
Juliette Binoche ... Élise
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Storyline

Pierre, a professional dancer, suffers from a serious heart disease. While he is waiting for a transplant which may (or may not) save his life, he has nothing better to do than look at the people around him, from the balcony of his Paris apartment. When Elise, his sister with three kids and no husband, moves in to his place to care for him, Pierre does not change his new habits. And instead of dancing himself, it is Paris and the Parisians who dance before his eyes. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 February 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

París See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,518, 20 September 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,005,168, 20 December 2009
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DTS | Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When the shop-owner of the bakery sell a baguette she asks for 80 cent, doesn't register it in the till, which has the figures 0,00 than it changes to 0,78 than back to 0,00 again. See more »

Quotes

Élise: [in French] You're all alone here? What do you do all day?
Pierre: [in French] Watch other people live. Wonder who they are, where they go? They become hereoes in my little stories.
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Soundtracks

A Paris
Music by Francis Lemarque
Lyrics by Francis Lemarque
Performed by Lorenzo Larocca
Avec l'autorisation de S.E.M.I. / Chand du Monde - Paris - France
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Some how disappointed
11 September 2009 | by hachehache-1See all my reviews

I was really looking forward to see this film for different reasons: The trailer made it look really heart filling, Juliet Binoche and basically because I love French cinema. So I finally got to do so, but man was I disappointed.

It wasn't utterly bad, but basically, for me, it just didn't grab me at any point. Everything and everyone (Each character) seemed so dry, so inexpressive, things would happen and they'd all be like "OH... o.k" and at moments they even seemed to contradict them self's. I don't know, I've seen lots of movies where each characters story is intertwined and some are good, some suck.

I've seen it in American, Italian, French, German and even Spanish cinema, so that kind of story telling is not unique in it self anymore and because of that, it's harder to do it, and I think that in this case, seeing how non of the stories needed the other to exist, none of them really coexisted as one and there fore there was no reason to tell them all in the same piece, well it simply wasn't the best of movies, again it doesn't utterly suck, it just isn't as good as it could have been.


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