Anna has just left Paul who, annihilated by the separation, moves back with his father in Paris. His younger brother Jonathan, a casual student, still lives in his father's apartment and ... See full summary »
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The familiar conflicts of a film director planning to make a movie about his life and the confrontation he has with his wife, an actress who was turned down for such project in which she wanted to play herself.
Anna has just left Paul who, annihilated by the separation, moves back with his father in Paris. His younger brother Jonathan, a casual student, still lives in his father's apartment and spends most of his time womanizing and fooling around. But what this apparent lightness conceals is a deep wound. Jonathan, in fact, has never been able to overcome the death of his beloved sister. Meanwhile Paul sinks into depression... Written by
In one scene of the film, where Jonathan walks in front of the cinema, two movie posters are shown. One is for A History of Violence (2005), a film which was also released in cinemas in France via the same distributor as this film. The other is for Last Days (2005) starring Michael Pitt, who co-starred with Louis Garrel in The Dreamers (2003). See more »
I know you love me. That's the difference between us.
How can you know I love you? How can you be sure?
Before I followed you inside this hole, I lulled myself to sleep repeating "Paul loves me." I said it out loud hundreds of times, like a prayer. Meaningless words. We hardly knew each other. But something came about, something established. I believed you loved me. I had faith in your love. This belief never left me. We can pray to be loved by only one person. It's not the worst way to save a ...
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'Dans Paris' tells the story of a highly dysfunctional family one Christmas. There's the eccentric, meddlesome father; his superficially affectionate ex-wife; his depressed elder son, recovering from a high-octane affair with an emotionally demanding woman; his philandering younger son; a dumped girlfriend of the latter; and, hovering above them all, the memory of a daughter who committed suicide. It sounds depressing, but the film has a jazzy feel (and soundtrack), and improvises nicely judged, semi-fantastical sequences to leaven the realism. This isn't a huge movie - in terms of plot, not a lot happens - but it's originally drawn, and a fun and occasionally touching portrait of the messiness of life.
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