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Paris Belongs to Us (1961)

Paris nous appartient (original title)
Anne Goupil is a literature student in Paris in 1957. Her elder brother, Pierre, takes her to a friend's party where the guests include Philip Kaufman, an expatriate American escaping ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Betty Schneider ...
Anne Goupil
Giani Esposito ...
Gerard Lenz
Françoise Prévost ...
Terry Yordan
Daniel Crohem ...
Philip Kaufman
François Maistre ...
Pierre Goupil
Brigitte Juslin
Noëlle Leiris
Monique Le Porrier
Malka Ribowska
Louison Roblin ...
(as Louise Roblin)
Anne Zamire
Paul Bisciglia ...
Paul
Jean-Pierre Delage
Claus Von Lorbach
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Anne Goupil is a literature student in Paris in 1957. Her elder brother, Pierre, takes her to a friend's party where the guests include Philip Kaufman, an expatriate American escaping McCarthyism, and Gerard Lenz, a theatre director who arrives with the mysterious woman Terry. The talk at the party is about the apparent suicide of their friend Juan, a Spanish activist who had recently broken up with Terry. Philip warns Anne that the forces that killed Juan will soon do the same to Gerard. Gerard is trying to rehearse Shakespeare's "Pericles", although he has no financial backing. Anne takes a part in the play to help Gerard, and to try to discover why Juan died. Written by Will Gilbert

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13 December 1961 (France)  »

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As an inside joke, in "The 400 Blows", the film Antoine and his parents go to see is "Paris Belongs to Us", which wouldn't be released for another two years. See more »

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Lynchesque conspiracy - very interesting
25 February 2002 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

If you like David Lynch's films, you might enjoy "Paris nous appartient". After having seen it, I still did not know what it was really about. This film develops an atmosphere of sheer mystery, which will never be solved completely. On the other hand, it also touches the political situation of the 50s. The overall existence of conspiracy is very appealing, as is the innocent character of Anne. Music and camerawork are very unusual, the latter making the film rank among the best of the European New Wave.

9 out of 10.


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