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Paris Belongs to Us (1961)

Paris nous appartient (original title)
Anne Goupil is a literature student in Paris in 1957. Her elder brother, Pierre, takes her to a friend's party where the guests include Philip Kaufman, an expatriate American escaping ... See full summary »

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Jacques Rivette

Writers:

Jacques Rivette (scenario and dialogue), Jean Gruault (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Betty Schneider Betty Schneider ... Anne Goupil
Giani Esposito ... Gerard Lenz
Françoise Prévost ... Terry Yordan
Daniel Crohem Daniel Crohem ... Philip Kaufman
François Maistre François Maistre ... Pierre Goupil
Brigitte Juslin Brigitte Juslin
Noëlle Leiris Noëlle Leiris
Monique Le Porrier Monique Le Porrier
Malka Ribowska Malka Ribowska
Louison Roblin Louison Roblin ... (as Louise Roblin)
Anne Zamire Anne Zamire
Paul Bisciglia Paul Bisciglia ... Paul
Jean-Pierre Delage Jean-Pierre Delage
Claus Von Lorbach Claus Von Lorbach
Jean Martin
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Anne Goupil is a literature student in Paris in 1957. Her elder brother, Pierre, takes her to a friend's party where the guests include Philip Kaufman, an expatriate American escaping McCarthyism, and Gerard Lenz, a theatre director who arrives with the mysterious woman Terry. The talk at the party is about the apparent suicide of their friend Juan, a Spanish activist who had recently broken up with Terry. Philip warns Anne that the forces that killed Juan will soon do the same to Gerard. Gerard is trying to rehearse Shakespeare's "Pericles", although he has no financial backing. Anne takes a part in the play to help Gerard, and to try to discover why Juan died. Written by Will Gilbert

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

13 December 1961 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Paris Belongs to Us See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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As an inside joke, in "The 400 Blows", the film Antoine and his parents go to see is "Paris Belongs to Us", which wouldn't be released for another two years. See more »

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Ride the Wave
15 September 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Anne Goupil (Betty Schneider) is a literature student in Paris in 1957. Her elder brother, Pierre, takes her to a friend's party where the guests include Philip Kaufman, an expatriate American escaping McCarthyism, and Gerard Lenz, a theater director who arrives with the mysterious woman Terry.

Begun in 1957 and completed three years later, it was then-critic Jacques Rivette's first full-length film as a director and one of the first works of the French New Wave, though it was not released theatrically until 1961. Oddly, it seems to be one of the lesser-known today, despite being a fascinatingly odd mystery.

Apparently many people say this film is "like a David Lynch movie". That similarity is there, so I appreciate that... but then the question becomes, does that mean that David Lynch films are "like a Jacques Rivette movie" since Rivette came first by quite a few years?


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