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Paris (2008)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  20 February 2008 (France)
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Pierre, a professional dancer, suffers from a serious heart disease. While he is waiting for a transplant which may (or may not) save his life, he has nothing better to do than look at the ... See full summary »

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Pierre, a professional dancer, suffers from a serious heart disease. While he is waiting for a transplant which may (or may not) save his life, he has nothing better to do than look at the people around him, from the balcony of his Paris apartment. When Elise, his sister with three kids and no husband, moves in to his place to care for him, Pierre does not change his new habits. And instead of dancing himself, it is Paris and the Parisians who dance before his eyes. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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20 February 2008 (France)  »

Also Known As:

París  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$46,518 (USA) (18 September 2009)

Gross:

$1,005,168 (USA) (18 December 2009)
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When the shop-owner of the bakery sell a baguette she asks for 80 cent, doesn't register it in the till, which has the figures 0,00 than it changes to 0,78 than back to 0,00 again. See more »

Quotes

Pierre: [discussing his nieces and nephew] We've gotta be honest and say I'm gonna croak.
Élise: That's not certain.
Pierre: Then it'll be a nice surprise, if it's not true.
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L'air des Cendres
Written by Robert Burke (as R. Burke), Loïc Dury (as L. Dury), Christophe Minck (as C. Minck),
D.R
Performed by Kraked
Universal Music Publishing
MGB / Kraked - ce qui me meut production
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Very good
13 June 2008 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

I saw this film on an airplane to Paris. At first I didn't pay too much attention as I was also reading a book as the same time, and simply use the film as a background to practice my French listening (the film is in French with English subtitle). But as the film developed, I became more and more intrigued, and finally dropped my book reading completely to watch the film.

The plot is very well conceived, and a nice thread is used to connect the lives of several groups of people living in Paris to show aspects of their lives. I admit there are many characters not fully developed, but they still feel very alive and real. An intelligent viewer would be able to follow the diverse characters and get a sense of real life stories depicted here. (Indeed this is not a feel good story, but instead feels very real.)

After finishing the film, I went back to the earlier parts I missed and finally connect the ends to a whole pictures. I recommend to watch twice if you didn't follow the diverse characters and threads at the first time.


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