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Paris, je t'aime (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  15 June 2007 (USA)
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Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Florence Muller ...
Bruno Podalydès ...
Cyril Descours ...
François (segment "Quais de Seine")
Marianne (segment "Le Marais")
Elias McConnell ...
Le touriste (segment "Tuileries")
Julie Bataille ...
Julie (segment "Tuileries")
Axel Kiener ...
Axel (segment "Tuileries")
Ana (segment "Loin du 16e")


Paris, je t'aime is about the plurality of cinema in one mythic location: Paris, the City of Love. Twenty filmmakers have five minutes each; the audience must weave a single narrative out of twenty moments. The 20 moments are fused by transitional interstitial sequences and also via the introduction and epilogue. Each transition begins with the last shot of the previous film and ends with the first shot of the following film, extending the enchantment and the emotion of the previous segment, preparing the audience for a surprise, and providing a cohesive atmosphere. There's a reappearing mysterious character who is a witness to the Parisian life. A common theme of Paris and love fuses all. Written by Emmanuel Benbihy

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 June 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Paris, je t'aime  »

Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$39,242 (USA) (4 May 2007)


$4,857,376 (USA) (3 August 2007)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the first feature film fully scanned in 6K and mastered in 4K in Europe (as opposed to the normal 2K). Encoding the image took about 24 hours per reel (at Laboratoires Éclair). See more »


In "Bastille", when Marie-Christine drops her cell phone, it lands somewhere near her knee. In the next shot, it is next to her hand. See more »


Zarka: [speaking to Franois] I'm surprised to see you here.
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18 short films about the City of Lights
1 April 2007 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Delightful film directed by some of the best directors in the industry today. The film is also casting some of the great actors of our time, not just from France but from everywhere.

My favorite segments:

14th arrondissement: Carol (Margo Martindale), from Denver, comes to Paris to learn French and also to make a sense of her life.

Montmartre: there was probably not a better way to start this movie than with this segment on romantic Paris.

Loin du 16ème: an image of Paris that we are better aware of since the riots in the Cités. Ana (Catalina Sandino Moreno) spends more time taking care of somebody else's kid (she's a nanny) than of her own.

Quartier Latin: so much fun to see Gérard Depardieu as the "tenancier de bar" with Gena Rowlands and Ben Gazzara discussing their divorce.

Tour Eiffel: don't tell me you didn't like those mimes!

Tuileries: such a treat to see Steve Buscemi as the tourist who's making high-contact (a no- no) with a girl in the Metro.

Parc Monceau: Nick Nolte is great. Ludivine Sagnier also.

I've spend 3 days in Paris in 2004 and this movie makes me want to go back!

Seen in Barcelona (another great city), at the Verdi, on March 18th, 2007.

84/100 (***)

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