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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Fall in Love 18 Times See more »


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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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1.85 : 1
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Since the Coen Brothers knew they only had two days to shoot their sequence and were working on a very tight schedule, they elected to mount it in a metro station just in case it might rain. 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: 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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Wonderful love declaration to a beautiful capital
7 November 2006 | by (Munich, Germany) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie a couple of days ago in a small independent cinema in Paris. It was my last evening in the French capital and the best good-bye I could have chosen. These twenty episodes made me relive the impressions I had collected in Paris in a heart-warming manner without drifting off into kitsch or sentimental schmaltz. Each episode is full of surprise, strong emotions and suggestive pictures and each short-film is directed according to the rules of a good short story. To me this kind of movie demands a lot more talent and qualities of a director and a story board writer than any epic two hours drama and all of them succeeded in their task excellently! The stories were chosen carefully with regard to their matching Arrondissement and express the respective flair perfectly. Each episode was seen from a different ankle, had a different topic, a different style and still the twenty stories result in a harmonic orchestra of films. The most outstanding advantage with the concept of an episode movie in my opinion is based in the fact that you can switch in between a large variety of feelings and moods without the danger of overload, just the other way round: the melange of sadness, melancholy, pure joy, despair, wrath, anxiety, curiosity or passion gives this movie a unique freshness and harmony. And not to forget the all over topic of love! Love between the characters, love between the characters and Paris and also the love of the directors and actors/actresses for this project. I don't want to go into the details of the episodes since there are so many, but I must highlight the range of world famous actors and actresses from all over the world and their approach to this project. Some played with their image, some broke it completely and some interpreted the stereotypes connected with their home country or the roles they had played before, so intertextuality was given all through the movie. All in all I can absolutely recommend this great collage and will be looking forward to its release on DVD.

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