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
Julio Medem was attached to the project for a long time. He was supposed to direct one of the segments, but he finally fell off because of schedule conflicts with the filming of Chaotic Ana (2007). 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 »
[Walking along the street]
Claire, make Gaspard a balloon, not a ball and chain.
Was I a ball and chain?
Mon petit Claire, you were not the ball and chain. You were the zeppelin.
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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" See more »
Light-footed mix of styles with some great moments, and some even greater names.
The whole does not even come close to the sum of the parts. No problem. This film features a line-up of some of the most diversely creative directors of our time and some really famous names in the cast. The segments are devised around the same theme, "Love in Paris", but the resemblance ends there. Actually, considering that the approach to the theme from all these different directors takes so many forms, it is amazing that we can even feel we are still watching the same film. No great effort has been made to turn it into a comprehensive whole. This buffet has so many great ingredients, I am glad nobody tried to put them all in a single dish.
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