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A very unusual love story indeed the one that unites for a while Marie, a young French woman born in Algier, whose dream is becoming a top model and Ali, an Algerian from Clichy, recently ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Wilkening ...
Karim Allaoui ...
Juliet Berto ...
Daniel Cohn-Bendit ...
Michel Such ...
Xavier Maly ...
Mostefa Djadjam ...
Isabelle Weingarten ...
Zaira Benbabis ...
Khera aka "Zorro de la Goutte d'Or"
Sophie Vignaux ...
Jim Adhi Limas ...
Marie-Jaoul de Poncheville ...
Joëlle, la bookeuse
Jean Périmony ...
Etienne Draber ...
Chef de Service
Muriel Combeau ...


A very unusual love story indeed the one that unites for a while Marie, a young French woman born in Algier, whose dream is becoming a top model and Ali, an Algerian from Clichy, recently released from prison, who hopes to become ... an astronaut ! Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama | Crime | Romance





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3 February 1988 (France)  »

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Eine Liebe in Paris  »

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A Merzak Allouache film featuring famous French politician Daniel Cohn Bendit.

Who says that all love stories must inevitably end in a situation depicting a happy end ? If all love stories were to end as a happy end then a film like "Un Amour à Paris" could not have been made.Algerian director Merzak Allouache has given a new dimension to strange realities of France by making a superb film in the form of a love story about mainstream representation of class differences in French society.His film asks a very basic question:why are some people not able to succeed in life ? It is because certain people are always haunted by their past.This is precisely what happens to our leading man who dreams of becoming a cosmonaut despite his shady past as a small time criminal.At the surface level "Un Amour à Paris" is a very unusual love story which takes its own time to transform itself from a work of entertainment to a poignant drama.An important aspect of this film is that it presents a fairly honest portrayal of Paris as a city where many impossible dreams are nurtured by talented people.The idea is to suggest that Paris is much more than merely a place for tourists and fashion models.Those who are familiar with aspects of French political system would lose no time to spot the presence of a renowned French political figure Daniel Cohn Bendit.It is only in French cinema that one can see talented non actors like Daniel Cohn Bendit and Bernard Tapie doing remarkably well in acting roles.This is a trend which suggests that nobody is born as an actor as actors can be created by their mentors.The merit of "Un Amour à Paris" lies in the abrupt manner Merzak Allouache steers his film towards drama zone in order to achieve a not so happy end for his film.

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