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Cédric Klapisch (writer)
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Release Date:
20 February 2008 (France) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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'Parisians grumble...' See more (40 total) »

Cast

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Fabrice Luchini ... Roland Verneuil

Romain Duris ... Pierre

Joffrey Platel ... Rémy

Mélanie Laurent ... Laetitia

Karin Viard ... La boulangère

Albert Dupontel ... Jean

Zinedine Soualem ... Mourad

Annelise Hesme ... Victoire

Audrey Marnay ... Marjolaine
Xavier Robic ... Présentateur télé
Farida Khelfa ... Farida
Suzanne Von Aichinger ... Suzy 'Miss Bidoche' (as Suzanne Von Aichinger)
Marco Prince ... Disco

François Cluzet ... Philippe Verneuil

Juliette Binoche ... Élise
Marie Drion ... Fille d'Élise - Lila
Iris Grillet ... Fille d'Élise - Simone
Arthur Dujardin ... Fils d'Élise - Jules
Kingsley Kum Abang ... Benoît
Hubert Saint-Macary ... Le cardiologue
Lila Perrin-Orsini ... Employée boulangerie
Renée Le Calm ... Mme Renée
Lorenzo Larocca ... Accordéoniste
Frédéric Rose ... Réalisateur Télé

Judith El Zein ... Mélanie Verneuil
Frédéric Cuif ... Homme en survêtement - SDF
Alexia Doucet ... Fille de Caroline

Julie Ferrier ... Caroline

Gilles Lellouche ... Franky
Emmanuel Quatra ... Grand Nanar
Georges Happy ... Frère de Benoît

Audrey Lamy ... Jeaune femme aux fleurs
Jeanne Candel ... Fille en retard
Anne Benoît ... Suzini
Nelly Antignac ... Rachel
Juliette Navis ... Virginie (as Juliette Navin-Bardin)
Jean-Pierre Moulin ... Professeur Vignard
Samuel Achache ... Étudiant Sorbonne

Sabrina Ouazani ... Khadija
Lucciana de Vogüe ... Cliente boulangerie (as as Lucciana de Vögue)
Sandy Boizard ... Cliente boulangerie
Jérôme Michaud de la Rivière ... Baudelaire
Catherine Pello ... Cliente boulangerie
Maurice Bénichou ... Le psy
Chloé Grillert ... Enfant architecte
Pablo Klapisch ... Enfant architecte
Thaïs Klapisch ... Enfant architecte
Julia Urtado ... Enfant architecte ado
Samuel Urtado ... Enfant architecte ado
Juliette Prier ... Enfant architecte ado

Francis Henry ... Patron brasserie (as Franck Henry)
Paolo Coccina ... Musicien brasserie
Daniel Delannoy ... Musicien brasserie
Jean-Jacques Cirillo ... Musicien brasserie
Jeanne Cellard ... Vieille dame marché
Amine Naji ... Passeur marocain
Charlotte Corman ... Patricia
Gérard Dufraisse ... Un boucher
Jérémy Bardeau ... Ami de Diane

Olivia Bonamy ... Diane
Joseph Malerba ... Chauffeur de taxi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jérémie Delaboudinière ... Commerçant de Rungis (uncredited)

Cédric Klapisch ... Un quidam dans le cauchemar de Philippe Verneuil (uncredited)

Sabrina Seyvecou ... Sidonie (uncredited)

Directed by
Cédric Klapisch 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cédric Klapisch  writer

Produced by
Jean-David Lefebvre .... executive producer
Bruno Levy .... producer
Cédric Klapisch .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Robert Burke  (as Robert 'Chicken' Burke)
Loïc Dury 
Christophe Minck 
 
Cinematography by
Christophe Beaucarne 
 
Film Editing by
Francine Sandberg 
 
Casting by
Noureddine Aberdine 
Jeanne Millet 
 
Production Design by
Marie Cheminal 
 
Costume Design by
Anne Schotte 
 
Makeup Department
Betty Beauchamp .... makeup artist
Morgane Bernhard .... hair stylist to Juliette Binoche
Delphine Jaffart .... key makeup artist
Flore Masson .... makeup artist: extras
Jane Milon .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Khadija Alami .... production manager
Zoubir Belgsir .... unit manager
Henri Deneubourg .... assistant unit manager
Jeremy Faivre .... unit manager trainee
Anne Ferignac .... unit production manager
Séverine Guignard .... assistant production manager
Jean-Marc Gullino .... assistant unit manager
Claire Langmann .... assistant unit production manager
Julien Linières .... unit manager trainee
Judith Lionnet .... post-production supervisor
Clotilde Martin .... assistant unit manager
Jacques Royer .... production manager
Marie Sajot .... unit manager trainee
Frédéric Viola .... unit manager trainee
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Noureddine Aberdine .... first assistant director
Euric Allaire .... first assistant director
Gilles Benchetrit .... second assistant director: Morocco
Gervais Djimeli Lekpa .... dga trainee
Gabriel Levy .... second assistant director
Alexandra Maugrion .... third assistant director
Colombe Savignac .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Pauline Berger .... sculptor
Gilles Bontemps .... key sculptor
Patrick Boucher .... locksmith
Hind Ghazali .... set dresser
Colombe Gillet .... set dressing trainee
Stephanie Guitard .... set dresser
Cécile Hurlé .... prop buyer
Herald Najar .... assistant art director
Christophe Pomnol .... draper
Jean-Claude Tenes .... construction manager
Jean-Michel Gambillon .... carpenter (uncredited)
Jean-Michel Gambillon .... key constructor (uncredited)
Maxime Girault .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Cédric Klapisch .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Valérie Rozanes .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Annabel Acquaviva .... boom operator
Philippe Amouroux .... sound re-recording mixer
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Julien Bourgon .... dialogue editor
Edouard d'Heucqueville .... sound mix technician
Jenny Frenck .... dialogue editor
Philippe Heissler .... supervising sound editor
Cyril Holtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Guillaume Hurmic .... sound assistant
Denis Jaillet-Marsigny .... sound recordist
Micki Joanni .... synchron editor
Nicolas Leroy .... assistant sound editor
Alain Lévy .... post-synchronization
Ronald Magaut .... boom operator
Cyril Moisson .... sound
Pierre Picq .... boom operator
François Piednoir .... sound assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Seb Caudron .... visual effects supervisor: def2shoot
Jérôme Dubacq .... IT assistant
Sylvian Fabre .... flame artist
Laurent Larapidie .... lead cgi artist
Arnaud Leviez .... digital artist
Vion Nicolas .... digital artist
 
Stunts
Francis Auguy .... stunt performer
Romain Bordier .... stunt performer
Michel Bouis .... stunt performer
Stéphane Boulay .... stunt performer
Antonio Cides .... stunt performer
Gilles Conseil .... stunt coordinator
Othman Ilyassa .... stunt coordinator
Michel Julienne .... stunt performer
Christophe Marsaud .... stunts
Cedric Proust .... stunt coordinator
Catherine Robert .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Victor Abadia .... electrician
Fabrice Anut .... key grip
Roger Arpajou .... still photographer
Eric Bialas .... Steadicam operator
Eric Bialas .... camera operator: "b" camera
Charles Carpentier .... electrician
Marie Decourt .... first assistant camera
Guillaume Deffontaines .... director of photography: second unit
Roland Dondin .... electrician
Franck Fiquet .... electrician
Arnaud Gervet .... additional second assistant camera
Eric Gies .... electrician
Vanessa Guez .... second assistant camera
David Koskas .... still photographer
Jean-Pierre Lacroix .... gaffer
Eric Nové .... grip
Luc Pallet .... first assistant camera
Frédéric Thurot .... electrician
Jean-Pierre Voisin .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Ophélie Gelber .... casting: children
Nadia Nataf .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leila Adjir .... costumer
Amian Hmada .... costumer (as Amina Hamda)
 
Editorial Department
Jerome Brechet .... dailies color grader
Gilles Granier .... dailies color grader
Natacha Louis .... video color grader
Tuong Vi Nguyen-Long .... assistant editor
Virginie Seguin .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Yvan Ackerman .... musician: Guitars and vocals
Simon Andrieux .... musician: trombone
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach .... composer: additional music
Ardag Basmadjian .... musician: guitar and vocals
Stéphane Belmondo .... musician: Trumpet and bugle
Fixi Bossard .... musician: Accordéon (as Fixi)
Robert Burke .... musician: Basse, Guiatrs, vocals and keyboards
Jan Chalipecký .... conductor (as Jan Chalupecky)
Benoit Delbecq .... music: piano
Bruno Epron Mahmoudi .... musician: percussions
Grant Fabao .... musician: Drums (theme )
Eric Gemsa .... composer: additional music
David Gore .... musician: Guitars and vocals
Lorenzo Larocca .... musician
Laurent Levesque .... musician: Piano (theme )
Magik Malik .... musician: Flute and vocals
Manda .... chorus
Christophe Minck .... musician: Farfisa, Basse and Contrabasse (as Christophe 'Disco' Minck)
Artur Nunes .... composer: theme music
André Pascal .... composer: additional music
Avril Philippe .... music mixer
Avril Philippe .... music recording engineer
Charlotte Savary .... composer: additional music
Wax Tailor .... musician
 
Other crew
Benoît Bier .... production assistant
Saga Blanchard .... production coordinator
Pauline Gallezot .... trainee script supervisor
Astrid Gavard .... press attache
Ophélie Gelber .... acting coach: children
Lina Martins .... assistant: Juliette Binoche
Arnaud Plé .... assistant administrator
Chloé Rudolf .... script supervisor
Harmel Sbraire .... coach: actors
Dominique Segall .... press attache
Christian Thurot .... groupman
Géraldine Toitot .... production administrator
 
Thanks
Jackie Berroyer .... thanks
Jean-François Bizot .... special thanks
Lou Doillon .... thanks
Jean-Paul Gaultier .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some sexual references
Runtime:
130 min
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Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
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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Soundtrack:
Comin' home babySee more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
'Parisians grumble...', 4 October 2009
Author: gradyharp from United States

Paris is a kaleidoscopic view of that great City of Light inhabited with a variety of individuals each of whom is consumed with life and love and living and dying. Cédric Klapisch has written and directed this richly populated canvas as a background of a tender story of a Moulin Rouge male dancer Pierre (Romain Duris) who is diagnosed with a terminal heart disease requiring transplantation if he is to survive. But in the end the many characters introduced in 'incidental stories' have become so interesting that, instead of providing simply a background for Pierre's portrait, they become an integral part of the drama as well as indelibly stamped on the viewer's mind.

Pierre has kept his illness secret, yet when faced with the dire concept of a transplant he confides in his sister Élise (Juliette Binoche), a single mother of three, who takes him in to fill his boring days of self confinement. There is a palpable magic between the two as Élise attempts to bring Pierre out into the world of hope and of living. Incidental to her life are trips to the market where she observes the lives of the grocers and discovers their private lifestyles, information shared freely with the viewer. A Parisian North African communicates with his brother at home with a postcard of Paris, seducing the brother to brave all odds to come to the city. We also meet a jaded art historian Roland Verneuil (Fabrice Luchini) whose father has just died, an event that devastates his emotional brother Philippe (François Cluzet): Roland proceeds to have an affair with a student but his physical awakening is abruptly altered by the realities of Parisian life while Philippe progresses through his seemingly mundane existence toward a surprise ending. The grocers seek adventures with a group of girls among whom is the ex-wife of one of the men and in the process we observe the varying reactions of interpersonal relationships tested away from the eyes of group participation. All of these stories are white noise to Pierre's situation, and though Élise is able to make Pierre 'dance again' at a party of his fellow dancers she organizes, in the end Pierre is left to care for Élise's children while Élise finally opens her frozen heart to a new romance. At this point Pierre receives the inevitable telephone call that a transplant is ready, and as he proceeds to the hospital he opens his mind to the beauties of Paris. Some of the vignettes we have observed are completed while most simply continue - just like life in the glorious city so often considered the city of love.

All of the many roles are enacted by gifted actors, the cinematography offers us a different view of Paris than that of postcards and travel brochures, and the musical score ranges from popular music to the haunting 'Gnossiemme No. 1' of Erik Satie which is Pierre's theme music. At times the viewer feels lost in the complex overlay of the many stories being told, but settling back in a chair and just absorbing the film results in an evening of Parisian intoxication.

Grady Harp

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