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Paris, je t'aime (2006)

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Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Fanny (segment "Pigalle")
Julie Bataille ...
Julie (segment "Tuileries")
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Thomas (segment "Faubourg Saint-Denis") (as Melchior Beslon)
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Suzanne (segment "Place des Victoires")
Seydou Boro ...
Hassan (segment "Place des Fetes")
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Le touriste (segment "Tuileries")
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Le patron (segment "Quartier Latin")
Cyril Descours ...
François (segment "Quais de Seine")
Lionel Dray ...
Ken (segment "Quartier des Enfants Rouges")
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Marianne (segment "Le Marais")
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Ben (segment "Quartier Latin")
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Le père (segment "Place des Victoires")
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Storyline

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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A film about love & life in the world's most romantic city See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$4,857,376 (USA) (3 August 2007)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original intention of the film was to represent each of the 20 arrondissements of Paris but this idea was abandoned together with filmed segments by directors Christoffer Boe and Raphaël Nadjari. See more »

Goofs

In the last segment, where the grave of Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir is shown, the audio and subtitles both say Simon Bolivar. This is not a goof; rather, it is showing that Carol (Margo Martindale's character) is not completely confident in French and/or history. See more »

Quotes

Gaspard: [in French] Haven't we met? I'm sure I know you. Where do you live? I'm in the 17th. Maybe I've seen you around. You don't talk much. I'm not sure, but... I feel like I've seen you before. You look like a mystical guy. Really, you have a very special aura. You believe in spirits? I'm way into that stuff. Maybe we met in a past lifetime.
Elie: [in French] Light?
Gaspard: [in French] A light.
[lights his cigarette]
Elie: Merci.
Gaspard: It's amazing. As soon as I saw you, I needed to talk. It's like... I don't know. A strong, ...
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Connections

References Werckmeister Harmonies (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Paris
Written by Chet, Jérôme Rebotier as J. Rebotier and David Hadjadj as D. Hadjadj
Performed by Olivia Ruiz
(C) [2006] Universal Music Publishing France / Une Musique - TF1 / Endemol-case Prod.
(P) 2006 Polydor France
With the kind permission of Universal Music Special Projects
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More hits than misses
2 October 2006 | by (Krakow, Poland) – See all my reviews

Wasn't sure what to expect from this movie considering its amazing collection of stars and directors but in the end it didn't disappoint.

For me one of the highlights was the final episode with the American tourist speaking with a dreadful French accent (which made me feel better about mine) which was actually quite touching and a great way to wrap up the movie.

The story of the paramedic and the stabbing victim was also very moving and for pure comedy the Coen Brothers and Steve Buscemi take the award. The Tom Tykwer clip was also impressive although rather ambitious in its scope.

However, the Bob Hoskins segment was totally cringeworthy and the vampire story was completely farcical. The dialogue in Wes Craven's section also felt very forced and the Chinatown story was completely incomprehensible.

On the whole this film is worth watching for the good bits and has a strong finish. It's not too painful to sit through the bad sections - they only last 5 minutes anyway.

Ca vaut la peine!!!


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