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Paris Awakens (1991)

Paris s'éveille (original title)
Adrien is 19 years old. He has not met his father, Clément for 4 years. Adrien returns home and the two try to better understand each other... See full synopsis »

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Louise
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Clément
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Adrien
Antoine Basler ...
Victor
Martin Lamotte ...
Zablonsky
Ounie Lecomte ...
Agathe
Michèle Foucher ...
mére de Louise
Eric Daviron ...
Dealer
Edouard Montoute ...
Dealer 2
Samba Illa Ndiaye ...
N'Gouabi
Eric De Roquefeuil ...
Laurent Jacquet ...
Flic 1
Patrick Sabourin ...
Flic 2
Sacha Boselli ...
la petite Lili
Thierry Guerrier ...
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Adrien is 19 years old. He has not met his father, Clément for 4 years. Adrien returns home and the two try to better understand each other... See full synopsis »

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Beautiful
11 July 2009 | by (london, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've got wonderful memory of that film, Judith Godreche lost and sad, Jean Pierre Leaud in one of his best performance, sombre, neurotic in his midlife crisis, Thomas Langmann mysterious and young, the magnificent and dramatic score by John Cale, Judith Godreche ODing in a bush of roses or looking at the Parisian lights over her head at the back of a motorcycle to the sound of Pixies' Debaser. The Squatt party, a vision of Paris immigrants similar to Claire Denis essential films. It's not a perfect film but it's passionate, and as Truffaut said the best films are from being perfect, that's why they're so beautiful, achieved scenes look even better among unachieved ones. It's like a teenage film but romantic and desperate, like an adolescent would have made it. It's one of Assayas most beautiful film.


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