Paris (2003)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  7 May 2003 (USA)
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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 »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bartok
Linda / Shen Li
Leon King
Bartender (as Ron Jeremy Hyatt)
Detective Bill Baker
Nancye Ferguson ...
Brenda / Bartender
Belinda Waymouth ...
1st Massage Parlor Manager
Mimi Savage ...
1st Nurse
Rosemary Welden ...
Nurse Stevens
Car Salesman
Motel Owner
Calamity Jane ...


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 Anonymous

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The business of pleasure.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some language, sexuality and brief drug content | See all certifications »

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7 May 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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Great acting, beautiful images, what more could you ask for?
4 September 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Paris is an impressive combination of a unique, socially-minded, film-noir plot, beautiful visual motifs, and further exploration of what DV filmmaking can look like.

Bai Ling is captivating in every scene she's in, and Chad Allen is perfectly suited for the role of the young, struggling cop. We really come to care about both of their conflicted characters.

Throughout the film the repetitive use of mirrors is just one of several visual elements that serve to make Paris artistically moving, and this, in combination with a twisiting plot that takes us between the seedier parts of Los Angeles and Los Vegas, makes this a film you can't stop once you've started.

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