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Paris Does Not Exist (1969)

Paris n'existe pas (original title)
An artist attending a party smokes some dope and develops the ability to see into the future and the past. His psychedelic hallucinations increase with time.

Director:

Robert Benayoun

Writer:

Robert Benayoun
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danièle Gaubert ... Angela
Serge Gainsbourg ... Laurent
Richard Leduc Richard Leduc ... Simon
Denise Péron ... Mme Petersen
Henri Déus Henri Déus ... Philibert (as Henri Deus)
Gregori Chmara ... Le vieillard (as Gregory Chmara)
Jean Lescot Jean Lescot ... Guy
Madeleine Damien Madeleine Damien ... La vieille dame à la bouteille de lait
Roger Lumont Roger Lumont
Maurice Bénichou
Sonia Saviange ... Mme Lopez
Dennis Berry Dennis Berry ... Le beatnick (as Denis Berry)
Christian Van Cau
François Valorbe François Valorbe
Ren Villers Ren Villers ... Germaine (as Ren Villiers)
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An artist attending a party smokes some dope and develops the ability to see into the future and the past. His psychedelic hallucinations increase with time.

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Nor time or space
13 June 2009 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

To write that "Paris N'Existe Pas" is not for all tastes is to state the obvious.Robert Benayoun was a critic and he made only two movies where his fondness for surrealism shows.

Acting is very amateurish and shows once more that,while a brilliant singer/songwriter ,Serge Gainsbourg was a poor actor:he appears in a supporting part ,exchanging a few fortune -cookie philosophies with the hero ,proving that there is a tenuous line between past and future . There's a very loose screenplay,in the grand tradition of the post Nouvelle Vague,there're hints at drugs and a lot of telekinesis (is it real?) and even a sentence borrowed from the great writer Jorge Luis Borges as a conclusion(?).There is the obligatory "psychedelic" trick ,which was a sign of the times:Bowman's journey in "2001",Dunning's "Yellow submarine" and even in France Clouzot's "La Prisonnière" featured this kind of trip.

People who like Rivette's stuff can have a look;the others can take to their heels.


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France

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 October 1969 (France) See more »

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Lycanthrope, O.P.E.R.A. See more »
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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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