Down 39,605 this week

Paradisco (2002)

 -  Musical | Short  -  11 June 2003 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 69 users  
Reviews: 4 user

Francois picks up the handsome and much younger Nicolas. The morning after, they travel back in time to the era of Disco, when Francois was young.


0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 547 titles
created 16 Sep 2011
a list of 4 titles
created 11 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Paradisco" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Paradisco (2002)

Paradisco (2002) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Paradisco.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Karen, a lonely woman with unfulfilled desires sets up a romantic evening with a blow-up sex doll. When the doll goes missing the evening takes a terrifying turn. Will Karen survive her ... See full summary »

Director: John McCrite
Stars: Chris Kauffmann, Juan E. Lopez, Jake McCrite
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The moving story of a plain young girl who becomes pregnant by a black sailor, befriends a homosexual, and gradually becomes a woman.

Director: Tony Richardson
Stars: Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Southern Comfort documents the final year in the life of Robert Eads, a female-to-male transsexual. Eads, diagnosed with ovarian cancer, was turned down for treatment by two dozen doctors ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Davis
Stars: Robert Eads, Lola Cola, Maxwell Scott Anderson
It Could Be Worse (TV Mini-Series 2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Jacob Gordon can't catch a break. A struggling actor with a personal life to match. His epic streak of bad luck just might change when he's cast in a Broadway musical; "The Ice Queen", opposite stage and screen royalty Veronica Bailey.

Stars: Wesley Taylor, Gideon Glick, Adam Chanler-Berat
The Ledge (2011)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A police officer looks to talk down a young man lured by his lover's husband to the ledge of a high rise, where he has one hour to contemplate a fateful decision.

Director: Matthew Chapman
Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Terrence Howard, Patrick Wilson
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A grieving man meets his lover's family, who were not aware of their son's sexual orientation.

Director: Xavier Dolan
Stars: Xavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lise Roy
On the Road (2012)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.

Director: Walter Salles
Stars: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Polo and Domingo spend their last days together between Ciudad Mendoza and Cordoba, in Veracruz, Mexico, before Domingo moves to another city. Domingo has to say goodbye to his girlfriend, ... See full summary »

Director: Chucho E. Quintero
Stars: Óliver Rendón, Eliott Reguera Vega, José Juan Name
Making of a Male Model (TV Movie 1983)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young man is enticed by an agent to join her modeling agency.

Director: Irving J. Moore
Stars: Joan Collins, Jon-Erik Hexum, Kevin McCarthy
Desanimado (2011)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A cartoon character goes to therapy because he feels rejected in a 'live-action' world what dislikes those who are different. The protagonist reflects on the nature of prejudice and has to ... See full summary »

Director: Emilio Martí López
Stars: Jill Compton, Xelo Gorría, Joan Miquel López Díaz


Credited cast:
Jérôme Pradon ...
Nicolas Larzul ...
L'ami américain
Barbara Scaff ...
Ann'So ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laurent Ban ...
Gregori Baquet ...
Laetitia Colombani ...
La femme aux chocolats
Alexandra Gonin
Alyssa Landry ...
Arnaud Marcon ...
Fabian Richard ...
L'amant de l'américain
Cyrille Romoli ...
Olivier Ruidavet ...
Un invité
Eric Vincent


Francois picks up the handsome and much younger Nicolas. The morning after, they travel back in time to the era of Disco, when Francois was young.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Musical | Short



Official Sites:



Release Date:

11 June 2003 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Filmed in April 2002 See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

present and past magically emerge
14 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

As forty year old François reminisces to Nicolas, a 20 year old who's just stayed the night with him, about parties that he used to share with his friends, present and past magically emerge them back to a party at the turn of the 80's, they see his friends but they obviously don't see them. François remembers all their hopes and dreams at those times and he realises how many of these friends are no longer with him. The party is fun and energetic which gives him many nostalgic feelings about his lost friends, but he enjoys showing his past to his new young lover.

It may sound melancholic, but it is in fact quite humorous in places, very tender and optimistic. It's just 18 mins long but envelops many emotions into its short time frame. As the two lovers depart towards the end, that single kiss that they share leaves you with the feeling that François, has hopefully found in his lover a new chapter in his own life. The melodic tune, which is played throughout the short film is extremely memorable, and I'll bet you're humming along after you've watched the story!

The musical is very well acted and directed and a credit to French short film-making -it's also the first of it's kind on DVD, I believe. I'd now love to see a feature length film by Stephane Ly-Cuong. The DVD has the added advantage of coming with English sub-titles, so there is no need to understand the French Language to fully appreciate it. Many bonus features are also contained within the DVD, with some fabulous behind the scenes footage.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Paradisco (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: