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Paris, je t'aime (2006)

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Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened.

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(original idea), (transitions) | 30 more credits »
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Fanny (segment "Pigalle")
Julie Bataille ... Julie (segment "Tuileries")
... Zarka (segment "Quais de Seine")
Melchior Derouet ... Thomas (segment "Faubourg Saint-Denis") (as Melchior Beslon)
... Suzanne (segment "Place des Victoires")
Seydou Boro ... Hassan (segment "Place des Fetes")
... Le touriste (segment "Tuileries")
... Le mari (segment "Bastille")
... Le cowboy (segment "Place des Victoires")
... Le patron (segment "Quartier Latin")
Cyril Descours ... François (segment "Quais de Seine")
Lionel Dray ... Ken (segment "Quartier des Enfants Rouges")
... Marianne (segment "Le Marais")
... Ben (segment "Quartier Latin")
... Le père (segment "Place des Victoires")
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Storyline

Paris, je t'aime is about the plurality of cinema in one mythic location: Paris, the City of Love. Twenty filmmakers have five minutes each; the audience must weave a single narrative out of twenty moments. The 20 moments are fused by transitional interstitial sequences and also via the introduction and epilogue. Each transition begins with the last shot of the previous film and ends with the first shot of the following film, extending the enchantment and the emotion of the previous segment, preparing the audience for a surprise, and providing a cohesive atmosphere. There's a reappearing mysterious character who is a witness to the Parisian life. A common theme of Paris and love fuses all. Written by Emmanuel Benbihy

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Taglines:

One City. 10 Millions Hearts. One Love Story. One Film. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 June 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Paris, je t'aime  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,242, 6 May 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,857,376, 5 August 2007
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original intention of the film was to represent each of the 20 arrondissements of Paris but this idea was abandoned together with filmed segments by directors Christoffer Boe and Raphaël Nadjari. See more »

Goofs

In the last segment, where the grave of Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir is shown, the audio and subtitles both say Simon Bolivar. This is not a goof; rather, it is showing that Carol (Margo Martindale's character) is not completely confident in French and/or history. See more »

Quotes

Carol: Sitting there, alone in a foreign country, far from my job and everyone I know, a feeling came over me. It was like remembering something I'd never known before or had always been waiting for, but I didn't know what. Maybe it was something I'd forgotten or something I've been missing all my life. All I can say is that I felt, at the same time, joy and sadness. But not too much sadness, because I felt alive. Yes, alive. That was the moment I fell in love with Paris. And I felt Paris fall in love...
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Connections

References Jules and Jim (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Paris
Written by Chet, Jérôme Rebotier as J. Rebotier and David Hadjadj as D. Hadjadj
Performed by Olivia Ruiz
(C) [2006] Universal Music Publishing France / Une Musique - TF1 / Endemol-case Prod.
(P) 2006 Polydor France
With the kind permission of Universal Music Special Projects
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Wonderful love declaration to a beautiful capital
7 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie a couple of days ago in a small independent cinema in Paris. It was my last evening in the French capital and the best good-bye I could have chosen. These twenty episodes made me relive the impressions I had collected in Paris in a heart-warming manner without drifting off into kitsch or sentimental schmaltz. Each episode is full of surprise, strong emotions and suggestive pictures and each short-film is directed according to the rules of a good short story. To me this kind of movie demands a lot more talent and qualities of a director and a story board writer than any epic two hours drama and all of them succeeded in their task excellently! The stories were chosen carefully with regard to their matching Arrondissement and express the respective flair perfectly. Each episode was seen from a different ankle, had a different topic, a different style and still the twenty stories result in a harmonic orchestra of films. The most outstanding advantage with the concept of an episode movie in my opinion is based in the fact that you can switch in between a large variety of feelings and moods without the danger of overload, just the other way round: the melange of sadness, melancholy, pure joy, despair, wrath, anxiety, curiosity or passion gives this movie a unique freshness and harmony. And not to forget the all over topic of love! Love between the characters, love between the characters and Paris and also the love of the directors and actors/actresses for this project. I don't want to go into the details of the episodes since there are so many, but I must highlight the range of world famous actors and actresses from all over the world and their approach to this project. Some played with their image, some broke it completely and some interpreted the stereotypes connected with their home country or the roles they had played before, so intertextuality was given all through the movie. All in all I can absolutely recommend this great collage and will be looking forward to its release on DVD.


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