Paris by Night (1988)

 |  Drama, Thriller  |  18 April 1989 (UK)
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Credited cast:
Clara Paige
Gerald Paige
Wallace Sharp
Adam Gillvray
Jenny Swanton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Baines ...
Young Organizer
Janet Swanton
Annabel Brooks ...
Girl at Gillvray's Office
Edward Clayton ...
Birmingham Chairman
Brian Cobby ...
Foreign Secretary
Young Man
Robert Flemyng ...
Jack Sidmouth
Alain Fromager ...
Paul Zinyafski


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Llamadas a medianoche  »

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True psychological thriller
21 February 2013 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

An under-appreciated multiple themed experiment on love, ethics, feminism, murder and the growing EU, showcasing a luminous Charlotte Rampling in a complicated and compelling story. Michael Gambon plays the ailing MP husband in a fractured marriage - a deep moral fissure which splinters the entire film. Central character Clara Paige rises to European parliament power holding onto a decaying sense of self in a European Union working to bring together disparate elements such as boorish English aristocrats and rioting French farmers. Against this backdrop comes a passionate affair; a twist of fate; the unexpected act of murder; its hidden and soon not so hidden consequences, and the jumbled choices each character makes leading them toward the film's devastating climax.

Like the characters' sketched two faced drawing on a café napkin, to their late night phone calls and visits, this film is about our darkest corners and how we navigate them - in family; politics; and ultimately, in love. Paris by Night is David Hare's dark gem.

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