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Catching Up With... Paris 36's Christophe Barratier and Nora Arnezeder

20 May 2009 6:52 AM, PDT | Pastemagazine.com | See recent PasteMagazine news »

French film Paris 36 by writer/director Christophe Barratier (The Chorus) is so many things: a musical trying to be a war film with a singer trying to be an actress with new songs sounding like old songs with a newcomer on the brink of stardom playing a newcomer who becomes a star. Paste caught up with Barratier and actress Nora Arnezeder about the film set in the pre-World War II suburbs of Paris. »

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Paris 36 (review)

6 May 2009 9:28 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Oh my goodness, I didn’t expect this: Paris 36 is The Muppet Show in, you know, Paris in 1936. I’m sure that wasn’t the intent of writer-director Christophe Barratier (The Chorus (Les Choristes); he was also a producer of Winged Migration), and I don’t necessarily mean it in a disparaging way, but... oh my goodness, that’s exactly what this charming mess of an overlong movie is. Look, we have Pigoil (Gérard Jugnot), the Kermit-esque theaterhand who helps his fellow greasepaint-monkeys occupy the Chansonia music hall. There’s Milou (Clovis Cornillac: A Very Long Engagement), the Gonzo-like lighting guy -- he’s a union agitator and fancies himself a communist, because that was like calling yourself a beat in the 1950s (it’s good for getting chicks as well as being a smack in the face to the establishment). There’s Jacky (Kad Merad), who is Fozzie, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Paris 36

30 April 2009 12:54 PM, PDT | Pastemagazine.com | See recent PasteMagazine news »

Director: Christophe Barratier

Writers: Christophe Barratier, Pierre Philippe, Julien Rappeneau

Cinematographer: Tom Stern

Starring: Gérard Jugnot, Nora Arnezeder, Clovis Cornillac, Kad Merad

Studio/Run time: Sony Pictures Classics, 120 mins.

As entertaining as it is sappy

With 2004’s well received The Chorus, Christophe Barratier established himself as a director sensitive to the impact of music upon the soul of a child. In Paris 36 he has extended that sensitivity to the soul of a 1936 Parisian community. The result is a gladsome success. Gérard Jugnot, who played the music teacher in The Chorus, teams with Barratier again—this time as the soft-hearted Pigoil, life-serving stage manager of Chansonia music hall in the Faubourg suburb of Paris. Jugnot’s world comes crashing down when his wife leaves him, taking his only son just as the theater closes its doors. If that’s not enough, fascist influences of Hitler and Mussolini are clashing with the country’s financially strapped citizens. »

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Weekend Box Office Report: April 3-5: Big Cars, Big Names, Big Money

5 April 2009 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- Friday was my birthday.  Every year when my birthday roles around, there are two things I wonder about.  The first is whether all the snow will be gone by that day and the second is what horrific mess Hollywood will unleash on my special day.  You see, April is considered in the industry to be the biggest dumping ground for films after January and the first week of April is the worst of all.  This year was no different and nothing was expected to fare well.  Certainly no records were expected to be smashed.  Hollywood will learn a new lesson though now.  April should not be dismissed and Vin Diesel should never be underestimated. I’m sure no one at Universal saw this coming.  They brought back the original cast of a waning franchise and instead of pulling in modest returns that would eventually justify its budget, Fast and »

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Round Up: Christophe Barratier’s “Paris 36”

3 April 2009 9:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Staking its success on a vibrant reproduction of 1930s Paris and a surfeit of nostalgic charm, Paris 36’‘s homage to a milieu and cinema of the past aims for let’s-put-on-a-show razzmatazz but disappointingly settles on being not much more than a pretty, pleasant diversion” writes Michael Joshua Rowin in his review for indieWIRE of French director Christophe Barratier’s follow up to 2004’s “The Chorus,” which opens this week to mixed reviews. … »

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Round Up: Christophe Barratier’s “Paris 36”

3 April 2009 9:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Staking its success on a vibrant reproduction of 1930s Paris and a surfeit of nostalgic charm, Paris 36’‘s homage to a milieu and cinema of the past aims for let’s-put-on-a-show razzmatazz but disappointingly settles on being not much more than a pretty, pleasant diversion” writes Michael Joshua Rowin in his review for indieWIRE of French director Christophe Barratier’s follow up to 2004’s “The Chorus,” which opens this week to mixed reviews. … »

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Rendez-Vous under way in N.Y.

5 March 2009 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Paris -- The recent love affair between U.S. filmgoers and French movies will be reignited Thursday evening as Unifrance's 14th annual Rendez-Vous with French cinema kicks off in New York.

The event launches in Alice Tully Hall with the U.S. premiere of Christophe Barratier's musical period piece "Paris 36," the director's follow-up to international hit "The Chorus," about a Depression-era music hall in Paris. Sony Classics will release the film stateside April 3.

"The fact that we were sold out before the fest even began says that, while French films might be scrambling for a small little bit of the U.S. boxoffice, there's an enduring appetite in the U.S. for French movies," Unifrance's N.Y. bureau chief John Kochman told The Hollywood Reporter.

Organized in partnership with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, this year's Rendez-Vous lineup of 18 titles reads like the nominees list at Friday's Cesar Awards ceremony. »

- By Rebecca Leffler

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Films Offer NYC A French Connection

4 March 2009 11:45 PM, PST | NYPost.com | See recent New York Post news »

This week's forecast is in for Lincoln Center: It's raining frogs.

The annual "Rendez-Vous With French Cinema," which screens films both at Lincoln Center and the IFC Center in the West Village, brings to town 18 French films ranging from glossy to gritty.

The series kicks off at the newly reimagined Alice Tully Hall with tonight's opener: the historical dramedy "Paris 36." It's about a troupe trying to keep a theater open in a 1936 Paris battered by political extremists from both sides. Director Christophe Barratier ("The Chorus") and star Nora Arnezeder will be on hand.

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- By KYLE SMITH

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"Paris 36" trailer updated. See the trailer for the foreign drama by Christophe Barratier.

25 February 2009 11:32 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The trailer is in for Sony Pictures Classics' "Paris 36" (a.k.a. "Faubourg 36") foreign drama starring Gerard Jugnot, Clovis Cornillac, Nora Arnezeder and Kad Merad. The film helmed by Christophe Barratier ("Les Choristes") sees limited theatres on April 3rd this year. The setting is Spring 1936 ; a working-class district in the north of Paris. This neighborhood probably had a name once but now everyone simply calls it The Faubourg. In early May, three residents of the Faubourg - Pigoil, Milou, and Jacky - still sulk over the closing of the Chansonia four months ago. »

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"Paris 36" trailer updated. See the trailer for the foreign drama by Christophe Barratier.

25 February 2009 11:32 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The trailer is in for Sony Pictures Classics' "Paris 36" (a.k.a. "Faubourg 36") foreign drama starring Gerard Jugnot, Clovis Cornillac, Nora Arnezeder and Kad Merad. The film helmed by Christophe Barratier ("Les Choristes") sees limited theatres on April 3rd this year. The setting is Spring 1936 ; a working-class district in the north of Paris. This neighborhood probably had a name once but now everyone simply calls it The Faubourg. In early May, three residents of the Faubourg - Pigoil, Milou, and Jacky - still sulk over the closing of the Chansonia four months ago. »

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