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Paris, je t'aime (2006)

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

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(original idea), (concept) | 31 more credits »

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3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

Fall in Love 18 Times 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)  »

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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 segment 'Père-Lachaise,' when William (Rufus Sewell) confronts Frances (Emily Mortimer), his coat is buttoned to the neck. The camera cuts to Frances, and back to William, his coat now open. The next time William appears, his coat is buttoned-up again. William (apparently) hasn't moved at all. See more »

Quotes

Fanny Forestier: [in French] Kiss me on impulse! Surprise me!
Bob Leander: Me, me, me, me! You always want your feelings understood! But mine are childish! Sex isn't disgusting unless you make it disgusting! There can be beauty in this place too!
Fanny Forestier: [in French] Not what I call beauty!
Bob Leander: I need a little help! You don't know what it's like for a man when it's all gone! I can't feel anything anymore!
Fanny Forestier: [slaps him] Do you feel *that*?
Bob Leander: [turning to the stripper] What do you charge to watch an argument?
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Connections

References Werckmeister harmóniák (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Gogol
Written by Jason Beck
Interpreted by Jason Beck as Gonzales
(P) 2004 Gonzpiration
With the kind permission of Universal Music Jazz France, and Universal Music Special Projects
(C) 2004 Delabel Editions
With the permission of Delabel Editions all rights reserved.
(Segment "Montmartre")
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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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