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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:

Stories of Love. From the City of Love. 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Alexander Payne wrote the role of Carol specifically for Margo Martindale. 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

Ana: [singing in Spanish to Bourgeoisie's baby] Pretty little hands that I have how pretty and how white that God gave me. Pretty little eyes that I have how pretty and black that God gave me. Pretty little mouth that I have how pretty and red that God gave me. Pretty little feet that I have how pretty and chubby that God gave me...
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Connections

Followed by Berlin, I Love You 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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The bizarre and beautiful language of love...
24 June 2006 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

Although I live in Minnesota, I have been studying in France lately and came across this bizarre gem of a film.

This movie was amazing, to say the least. A creative and unique film, the different directors each lent something different to their interpretation of love in the City of Light. The first instinct is to attempt to fit each one of these little stories into an overall storyline, much as can be done with 2003's Love Actually. This attempt, however, renders the magic of each individual segment obsolete. When taken at face value, with each of the short segments taken as its own individual film, the love stories together tell a beautiful message.

The film is strikingly bizarre at times -- often to the point of confusion -- and each individual segment can be hard to follow. Still, to a watcher who pays close attention to each of the segments, the short plot lines become clear after a short time. The confusion is almost intriguing; it keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting for what will come next. It leaves the viewer wondering "Did that really just happen?" yet also leaves them satisfied that it did, indeed, occur. It's the kind of movie where the viewer, upon leaving the theater, can't actually decide whether they loved it or they hated it. The initial reaction is to go and watch it again and again, just to see these individual lives blend together into a cinematic masterpiece.

The interesting decision to make the movie multilingual adds something to the spectrum of people who can relate. It adds to the reality of the film -- here, the American tourists speak English, the Parisians French, and so on. The number of people that the film encompasses leads to an understanding of the international language of love.

From sickness to the supernatural, the love of parents to the love of husbands, this film covers all the bases of romantic storytelling. In its beautiful and quirky way, each unique event somehow falls into place to tell a story: that of all types, sizes, nationalities, and shapes of love.


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