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Dans Paris (2006)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 4 October 2006 (France)
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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Paul
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Anna
Guy Marchand ...
Mirko, le père
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La mère
Alice Butaud ...
Alice
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La fille en scooter
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La fille qui croit qu'il va pleuvoir
Annabelle Hettmann ...
La fille dans la vitrine
Mathieu Funck-Brentano ...
Le garçon à la cigarette
Lou Rambert-Preiss ...
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Storyline

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 Guy Bellinger

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Drama | Romance

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Budget:

€1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,231 (USA) (10 August 2007)

Gross:

$63,049 (USA) (28 September 2007)
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Anna: I know you love me. That's the difference between us.
Paul: How can you know I love you? How can you be sure?
Anna: 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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Connections

References Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Handshakes
Written by Emily Haines and James Shaw
Performed by Metric
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...you're about as elegant as a pile of sh*t, sweetheart.
28 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked Love Songs (Les Chansons d'amour); wasn't thrilled with My Mother (Ma mère); this film, also by writer/director Christophe Honoré, and based upon J. D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey fits in between the two.

Paul (Romain Duris) is a real jerk. This may be a typical French male, but I have no sympathy for him. His girlfriend Anna (Joana Preiss) breaks up with him, and he returns to Paris to live with his father (Guy Marchand) and brother (Louis Garrel). He is in a deep depression over the breakup and makes life miserable for everyone. Everyone except his younger brother, who seems to enjoy his life and loves.

While Paul sits home moping, Jonathan (Garrell) is heading to Bon Marche. It's a long journey as he has to stop frequently along the way to screws every woman (Héléna Noguerra, Judith El Zein, & Annabelle Hettmann) he meets. Along the journey, he keeps calling his brother to join him. No luck. he revels in his nasty mood.

Marchand, as the father turns in the best performance of the film.


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