Paris follows rookie detective Jason Bartok on his disturbing journey through the shadowy underworld of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, illuminated only by a sweet but short-lived romance with a... See full summary »
Paris follows rookie detective Jason Bartok on his disturbing journey through the shadowy underworld of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, illuminated only by a sweet but short-lived romance with a strikingly beautiful, enigmatic woman. As the tale unfolds, Jason accidentally shoots his corrupt partner, Leon, grabbing stolen money from the crime scene at the older policeman's urging. The guilt-ridden young man quickly takes to the road to track down Leon's lover, Linda/Shen Li, an illegal Chinese immigrant, to deliver the bag of cash to her. Jason's search takes in seedy motels and rough bars, an L.A. massage parlor and a Nevada ranch, until finally in a dingy Vegas dive, he discovers the irresistible Linda, a sparkling jewel ensnared by the sex trade. Stalked by thugs, the money's "rightful owners", Jason and Linda are thrust together to make their escape through the haunting landscape that is the California desert. As Linda's "American Dream" continues to crumble and Jason struggles with ... Written by
Paris is a crime cop genre film that has some great elements of romance.
The intimacy between Jason and Linda is well delivered by Bai Ling and Chad Allen. I felt an actual spark of love between the two characters. Bai Ling is gorgeous and the photography looks excellent. This is a film that looks great having been shot on DV. There are gorgeous shots of the California/Nevada desert. The seedy parts of LA and Las Vegas could be a bit seedier.
James Russo does a great job of playing the creepy bad cop.
Karen Black adds an interesting texture to the already colorful film.
Overall I say Paris is worth watching and would recommend it to those intersted in watching a decent film shot on DV. The love story is the highlight and Bai Ling just looks great.
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