MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,255 this week

Petit tailleur (2010)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 180 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 4 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 55 titles
created 21 Jul 2012
 
a list of 227 titles
created 16 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 46 titles
created 24 Aug 2013
 
a list of 69 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 117 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Petit tailleur" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Petit tailleur (2010)

Petit tailleur (2010) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Petit tailleur.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Love Songs (2007)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A musical interpretation of three lovers living in Paris.

Director: Christophe Honoré
Stars: Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel, Clotilde Hesme
Lourdes (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In order to escape her isolation, wheelchair-bound Christine makes a life changing journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees Mountains.

Director: Jessica Hausner
Stars: Sylvie Testud, Léa Seydoux, Bruno Todeschini
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Ever since she broke up with Nigel, Lena soldiers on through life as best she can with her two kids. She valiantly overcomes the obstacles put in her way. But she has yet to confront the ... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Honoré
Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Marina Foïs, Marie-Christine Barrault
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Adriano Luz, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira
Sister (2012)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests.

Director: Ursula Meier
Stars: Léa Seydoux, Kacey Mottet Klein, Martin Compston
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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.

Director: Philippe Garrel
Stars: Brigitte Sy, Philippe Garrel, Louis Garrel
Dans Paris (2006)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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 »

Director: Christophe Honoré
Stars: Romain Duris, Louis Garrel, Alice Butaud
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Rachid Hami
Stars: Leïla Bekhti, Baya Belal, Rabah Benamouri
On War (2008)
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Bertrand Bonello
Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Asia Argento, Guillaume Depardieu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Young student Antoine jumps off studies to follow an acting career, and is offered a main role after a boy who killed himself after a fling with the director.

Director: Rodolphe Marconi
Stars: Louis Garrel, Jane Birkin, Elisabeth Depardieu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A celebrity is caught by her husband with a young lover. She ends the relationship, but slowly goes insane and kills herself.

Director: Philippe Garrel
Stars: Louis Garrel, Laura Smet, Clémentine Poidatz
Actrices (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Marcelline is an actress. Forty, single and childless, she begins rehearsals for Turgenev's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY. Denis, the director, admires her greatly and promises he'll make her ... See full summary »

Director: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Noémie Lvovsky, Louis Garrel
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Arthur Igual ...
Arthur
...
Marie-Julie
Albert Igual ...
Albert (as Grand Albert)
Sylvain Creuzevault ...
Sylvain
Lolita Chammah ...
Lolita
Evelyne Lequesne ...
Suzanne
Laurent Laffargue ...
Le metteur en scène
Gilbert Beugniot ...
Monsieur Gilbert
Iris Trystram ...
La comédienne
Zoé Le Ber ...
La jeune fille
Sabina Sciubba ...
La musicienne
Pablo Saavedra ...
Le musicien
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 October 2010 (France)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fledgling love
11 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was excited to see this as I saw Louis Garrel on a Jonas Mekas film diary and he seemed like an opinionated and engaging individual. The good news is that Louis Garrel has a voice in film.

The Little Tailor is a film about a young apprentice tailor Arthur who is preparing to take over the business of son pote Albert, an old guy who has no son and heir and talks about his time in the resistance a lot. However he falls in love with a mercurial actress who wants them to leave the country together, and is faced with a choice of loyalties.

Although there is a great diversity to French film, there has existed in the western world two stereotypes relating to them, one is the nonsensical short, such as Un Chien Andalou, the other the absurdly romantic, with perhaps Louis Malle's Les Amants or any one of a number of François Truffaut films being the model, what one might call the "sweet film". Louis Garrel has created a film that, in aesthetic, falls into the second stereotype. He's shot it in black and white as well, which further pigeon-holes the movie, however the reason for this was quite mundane, he doesn't like the quality of light in Paris at night, for him it's too yellow.

Louis Garrel uses voice-overs to provide deeper analysis on the characters, to achieve what he calls philosophic distance, although what he's doing is basically a type of verfremdungseffekt. The provenance of this style is Arnaud Desplechin's ma vie sexuelle - which was Garrel's favourite film at around about the age of twenty - however it is a fairly common trait of sweet films.

The little tailor is what the French call a moyen métrage, basically a film that is between thirty minutes and an hour long. Outside of this trivial definition, it's really more about weight, for example I would classify Rivette's Coup de Berger as a moyen métrage, despite it being two minutes short of the mark. Whereas a short film usually is of the form of an impression, or maybe an experiment (narratively or aesthetically experimental), or relies on shock, and a feature film might be used to delve into "big stories" spanning lives and continents, I would characterise a moyen métrage as being more anecdotal. Unfortunately there exists no sort of traditional marketing strategy for a film like this that I'm aware of, and it seems to be pretty much an unrecognised form outside of France. Garrel has actually mentioned the moyen métrage of François Truffaut, Antoine et Colette, as influential for him.

Garrel seems somewhat unsatisfied with his era, although not an angry filmmaker, and the film is recognisably antiquated in terms of style, for example he acknowledges that the tailor / apprentice workshop situation is not something that you would see nowadays, also he is luxuriating in the chic of the theatre, but acknowledges that this is not where it's at for young Parisians of this era. Just as a poet nowadays who produced an "Ode to the Nightingale" in rhyming iambic pentameter might receive scorn, Garrel potentially sets himself up for criticism here.

Kleist's play Käthchen of Heilbronn is some sort of touchstone for this film, Käthchen being a typically high strung Kleist-ian heroine, and Kleist maybe being at heart a juvenile. The idea may be that both lovers in the movie are emotional amateurs, the right place for each for the time being as apprentices, Arthur with Albert, and Marie-Julie with her director. This a sort of marked divergence from ideas that the current cult of youth produce. I really liked the idea in the film of both lovers having heart arrhythmia, Marie-Julie has a panic attack and Arthur suffers from extrasystole, or palpitations to you and I. It's basically symbolic of not coping, or immaturity, though in a quite beautiful way. Marie-Julie says at one point that she despises Arthur for longing for her, and that love is only a secondary part of men's lives, a very naive view. Arthur is also very naive in the way he responds to what Marie-Julie says, he never listens to her repeated warnings about her character, because he's really a projection for her, or an icon.

Arthur is not an original, one can see in his drawings for example Matisse / Chagall type bird shapes, and he copies dresses. What's maybe to come from his is more maturity, where he'll be in a better position to love.

Louis Garrel is a very forthright individual who is not afraid of opinions, he doesn't show any actual theatre because he says, with theatre, one is either there, or not, you cannot film it. Well Robert Bresson for one has shown audiences watching plays within films, but it's refreshing to watch the film of someone who is so open and opinionated and engaging. He's mentioned for example that he doesn't understand how Albert (actually a non-professional actor who plays a role very similar to real life), can live in France as a Jew, after the country's treatment of them in the Second World War. I can't disagree with a word of that, but it's certainly incendiary.

Some may be interested to know of his father Philippe's influence. Their films are not alike in terms of artistic concerns, however Louis has taken technical advice, and the hotel room photography is very "Garrelian" in aesthetic terms, lots of lighting behind the camera, those scenes reminded me of Le Revelateur.

I'm excited about where his career as director might go, but even if it goes nowhere, this is a gem to keep. I think he's hoping for more, one could consider this a reflexive film, by an individual expecting to grow, much like Xavier Dolan's Amours Imaginaires.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Petit tailleur (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?