MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,843 this week

Chinese in Paris (1974)
"Les Chinois à Paris" (original title)

6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 322 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

Overnight, Paris is invaded - although peacefully - but the Chinese Army, and millions of Chinese people... It's the Nazi occupation all over again, with modern - funny - twists.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Staff Picks: Favorite Horror Movies

We asked IMDb staffers to provide their favorite horror movies.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 637 titles
created 08 Jul 2011
 
a list of 5427 titles
created 03 Dec 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 17 Dec 2011
 
a list of 382 titles
created 14 Feb 2012
 
a list of 270 titles
created 23 Mar 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Chinese in Paris (1974)

Chinese in Paris (1974) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Chinese in Paris.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The day he is released from jail, Serge is expected by four killers sent by Count Charles Varèse assigned to make him confess where he has hidden the jewels stolen during his last stickup. ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner
Stars: Jean Yanne, Mireille Darc, Bernard Blier
Biography | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A highly stylized surreal farce about the events leading up to Custer's Last Stand anachronistically reenacted in an urban renewal area in modern Paris.

Director: Marco Ferreri
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli
Snow White (2012)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is set in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.

Director: Pablo Berger
Stars: Maribel Verdú, Emilio Gavira, Daniel Giménez Cacho
Garde à vue (1981)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.

Director: Claude Miller
Stars: Lino Ventura, Michel Serrault, Romy Schneider
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Pialat
Stars: Marlène Jobert, Jean Yanne, Christine Fabréga
Protégé (2007)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Special agent Nick ( ) is deep undercover in the heart of Asia's lucrative crime trade as he plays protégé to one of the key players in the game... See full synopsis »

Director: Tung-Shing Yee
Stars: Andy Lau, Daniel Wu, Louis Koo
No Man's Land (2013)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young lawyer from the city travels to the Gobi desert where he embarks on a series of adventures and challenges.

Director: Hao Ning
Stars: Zheng Xu, Duobujie, Nan Yu
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Director: Jean Yanne
Stars: Michel Serrault, Ursula Andress, Jean Poiret
Director: Jean Aurel
Stars: Jean Yanne, Françoise Fabian, Francis Blanche
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When a US intelligence agent (Anthony Quinn) is unable to bring a ruthless drug baron (James Mason) to justice, he resorts to hiring a contract killer. But the man he is put in contact with... See full summary »

Director: Robert Parrish
Stars: Michael Caine, Anthony Quinn, James Mason
Crazy Stone (2006)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Three thieves try to steal a valuable jade that is tightly guarded by a security chief. But the security guards are not the only obstacle these thieves are facing. An extremely unlucky ... See full summary »

Director: Hao Ning
Stars: Zhonghua Chen, Jie Du, Tao Guo
Flic Story (1972)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Georges Lautner
Stars: Alain Delon, Michel Constantin, Michael Lonsdale
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jean Yanne ...
Régis Forneret
Nicole Calfan ...
Stéphanie
Macha Méril ...
Madeleine
Michel Serrault ...
Grégoire Montclair
Kyôzô Nagatsuka ...
Pou-Yen
Georges Wilson ...
Lefranc
Jacques François ...
Hervé Sainfous de Montaubert
...
Frugebelle
Paul Préboist ...
Fonctionnaire / Civil servant
Daniel Prévost ...
Bernard Blier ...
Président de la République Française
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Régis Ander
Yves Barsacq ...
Le général moustachu au bérêt rouge
Daniel Basset
Fernand Berset
Edit

Storyline

Overnight, Paris is invaded - although peacefully - but the Chinese Army, and millions of Chinese people... It's the Nazi occupation all over again, with modern - funny - twists.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

28 February 1974 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Chinese in Paris  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Hooray - another finger in the eye of political correctness !
5 September 2004 | by (Ile-de-France / Paris Region, France) – See all my reviews

In the days before the yoke of political correctness enslaved western Europe and the USA, there were many films calling into question political parties, affairs, régimes etc. This is one of those films, an acid "satirical comedy" on life in Paris under a hypothetical Chinese occupation of that city. In the end, the Chinese are obliged to leave because the French have led them down the sinister paths of over-fornication, over-eating and over-womanizing. The film is above all a satire of the collaboration of the French with the Nazi occupants in Paris during WW2. We see fair-weather friends, the resistance who does an about turn, those who get rich at the expense of everyone else etc, the clergy who turn a blind eye to the occupant etc. Everyone is attacked in this joyous satire. The Chinese make their headquarters in the Galeries Lafayette, an important and beautiful department store, many other buildings are requisitioned. Jacques François is the obsequious "Mediator" on problems between the Chinese and the French. Michel Serrault plays the ugliest rôle of the lot, the worst species of collaborator. Jean Yann who is the main star of the film converts his Notre Dame Sex Shop into a Notre Dame Chop Suey and gets rich at the expense of everyone else. At the time of the liberation of Paris in World War 2, women who had been suspected of "horizontal collaboration", i.e. fornicating with the Nazis, had their heads shaved in public - we see that in this film too. The film is overlong for my tastes and there is a rather soporific Opera spectacle which wasted a good few minutes. Nevertheless it has the merit of having been made and seen by the French public. I happened to be in France in 1974 when the film came out and remember all sorts of protests about it by the Chinese population in France !! It would't be possible to bring out such a film now as it would be attacked as being racist or some other similar rubbish. It has just been issued on DVD here as part of the "Jean Yanne Collection" and the picture quality is so good that you would think it had only been made yesterday.


17 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can I get a videotape of this movie? allentchang
Is it true that this movie is banned in China? Godasse
See the funny photo chi49101
The most hilarious movie ever.. lettommybe
Is it true that this movie is banned in China? Godasse
Discuss Chinese in Paris (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?