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Paris s'éveille (1991)

Adrien is 19 years old. He has not met his father, Clément for 4 years. Adrien returns home and the two try to better understand each other. Clément lives together with Louis, a ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Olivier Assayas

Writer:

Olivier Assayas
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judith Godrèche ... Louise
Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Clément
Thomas Langmann ... Adrien
Antoine Basler Antoine Basler ... Victor
Martin Lamotte ... Zablonsky
Ounie Lecomte Ounie Lecomte ... Agathe
Michèle Foucher Michèle Foucher ... mére de Louise
Eric Daviron Eric Daviron ... Dealer
Edouard Montoute ... Dealer 2
Samba Illa Ndiaye Samba Illa Ndiaye ... N'Gouabi
Eric De Roquefeuil Eric De Roquefeuil ... Assistant Audition
Laurent Jacquet Laurent Jacquet ... Flic 1
Patrick Sabourin Patrick Sabourin ... Flic 2
Sacha Boselli Sacha Boselli ... la petite Lili
Thierry Guerrier Thierry Guerrier ... Présentateur TV
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Storyline

Adrien is 19 years old. He has not met his father, Clément for 4 years. Adrien returns home and the two try to better understand each other. Clément lives together with Louis, a twenty-something girl who wants to be an actress. The boy starts a flirt with Louise which pushes the father-son relationship back to a crisis...

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 November 1991 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Contro il destino See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Beautiful
11 July 2009 | by rodolphefleurySee all my reviews

I've got wonderful memory of that film, Judith Godreche lost and sad, Jean Pierre Leaud in one of his best performance, sombre, neurotic in his midlife crisis, Thomas Langmann mysterious and young, the magnificent and dramatic score by John Cale, Judith Godreche ODing in a bush of roses or looking at the Parisian lights over her head at the back of a motorcycle to the sound of Pixies' Debaser. The Squatt party, a vision of Paris immigrants similar to Claire Denis essential films. It's not a perfect film but it's passionate, and as Truffaut said the best films are from being perfect, that's why they're so beautiful, achieved scenes look even better among unachieved ones. It's like a teenage film but romantic and desperate, like an adolescent would have made it. It's one of Assayas most beautiful film.


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