Set in the Paris suburbs in high school, teenagers chat after and during class, sitting in the hallway or outside, looking at the city below them. Claire Simon sets up a cinematic dialog ... See full summary »
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In the months following the terrorist attacks in Paris, the youth has taken the night. A community has risen, that looks for belonging in a world they don't understand and seek to change ... See full summary »
In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tamsin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.
Diane agreed, without hesitation to bear the child of a gay couple, Thomas and Jacques, her close friends. During her pregnancy, she moved to the old house of her grandparents in the ... See full summary »
Forbach, Eastern France. Present day. Since his wife walked out to the family, Mario has raised their two daughters of his own. Frida, 14, blames him for her mother leaving. Niki, 17, ... See full summary »
When Ella meets Abel, her life changes. In the wake of this elusive lover, the girl will discover the cosmopolitan Paris and underground gaming circles, where adrenaline and money reign. ... See full summary »
With LE CONCOURS the director will delve into the daily life of the Parisian cinema school, la Fémis, where a specific Republican ideal of excellence is practiced and entry into which can ... See full summary »
French director Claire Simon does an excellent job by making a film about French capital's most famous railway station.
Gare Du Nord (Paris North Railway Station) is more than a mere railway station where innumerable passengers board not only metro trains but also high speed trains to go to other French as well as European cities. If one sees "Gare Du Nord" from this angle of importance then it would appear to many as an important institution, a famous landmark, a symbol of Paris city's multicultural heritage. However, it is said that nobody is perfect. This is one reason why "Gare Du Nord" too has its share of negative qualities as its gangs and their violence contribute to give a bad name to this metro station. All these elements are an integral part of "Gare Du Nord". It can be said that whether one lives in Paris or is in Paris as a tourist, the never ending, everlasting magic of "Gare Du Nord" is so immense that it simply captivates anybody who comes under its spell. Apart from the train station which is the main "hero" of the film, narrative action of the film surges ahead with the emotion involvement of four different players : Ismael-a young student with the tough job of conducting surveys about SNCF (French national railways) , Mathilde- an old lady who crosses the station on a daily basis, Joan-A young woman who doubts whether she made the right choice of her life by having studied marketing and Sacha-a man who would leave no stone unturned in order to find his lost daughter. The pace of this film is extremely fast and there are no boring moments at all as all actors have done ample justice to their roles especially Reda Kateb who looks convincing as a student forced to conduct surveys to finance his studies. Lastly, "Gare Du Nord" is a perfect example of a well made film where everybody has a role to play.
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