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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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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 "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 »

Quotes

Zarka: You're even worse at this than getting girls.
Franois: My friends do that stuff, not me.
Zarka: They're pathetic.
Franois: You have beautiful hair, why do you have to cover it up?
Zarka: I don't have to. I choose to.
Franois: Too bad, 'cause you're so pretty.
Zarka: You mean I'm not beautiful in my hijab?
Franois: [laughs] That's not what I meant.
Zarka: You and your friends don't know shit about women. Why talk to them like that? When you can see they don't like it? If I want to look beautiful, I do it for me. When I wear this I feel part of a faith, an ...
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References The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

La Vampire
Written by Michael Andrews
Additional arragements and orchestration by David Connor as Dave Connor
Musical preparation by Brian Benison
Performed by Le Paris Studio Land Orchestra
Conducted by Cyrille Aufort
Recorded and mixed at Studios Davout
Musical recording and mixing by Alex Firla
(P) 2006 Victoires International
(C) 2006 Elgonix Music BMI
Segment "Quartier de la Madeleine"
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Love, Paris Style
9 June 2007 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. 18 directors of 18 seemingly unrelated vignettes about love in the city of lights. A very unusual format that takes a couple of segments to adjust to as a viewer. We are so accustomed to character development over a 2 hour movie, it is a bit disarming for that to occur in an 8 minute segment.

The idea is 18 love/relationship stories in 18 different neighborhoods of this magnificent city. Of course, some stand up better than others and some go for comedy, while others focus on dramatic emotion. Some very known directors are involved, including: The Coen Brothers, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuaron, Alexander Payne, Gus Van Sant and Gurinda Chadha. Many familiar faces make appearances as well: Steve Buscemi, Barbet Schroeder, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ben Gazzara, Gena Rowlands, Gerard Depardieu, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Nick Nolte, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Bob Hoskins.

One of the best segments involves a mime, and then another mime and the nerdy, yet happy young son of the two mimes. Also playing key roles are a red trench coat, cancer, divorce, sexual fantasy, the death of a child and many other topics. Don't miss Alexander Payne (director of "Sideways") as Oscar Wilde.

The diversity of the segments make this interesting to watch, but as a film, it cannot be termed great. Still it is very watchable and a nice change of pace for the frequent movie goer.


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