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

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20 February 2008 (France)  »

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París  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$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 »

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Élise: [in French] You're all alone here? What do you do all day?
Pierre: [in French] Watch other people live. Wonder who they are, where they go? They become hereoes in my little stories.
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Comin' home baby
Performed by Quincy Jones
Written by Bob Dorough (as Robert L. Dorough), Ben Tucker (as Benjamin M. Tucker)
© Sincre Music Co. / Benglo Music Inc.
(p) 1963 UMG Recordings Inc.
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Universal Music Projets Spéciaux
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Complex study of a city and it's inhabitants.
11 August 2008 | by (Blairgowrie, Scotland) – See all my reviews

A wonderfully complex study of both the city, and it's people on a wonderfully complex group of characters. Every one was as interesting as any other, regardless of the stature of the actor playing them, and you were invested in them all because of it. Juliette Binoche and Albert Dupontel were the most familiar names to me, but their characters were not allowed to dominate the story.

All along the way you were taken on journeys that were unsignposted and shocking, in some cases, because of it.

A quite extraordinary tale that deserves a far wider audience than it is likely to get. Overall the film was a shining example, in my opinion, of what makes French cinema the best in the world.


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