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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.

Writers:

Tristan Carné (original idea), Emmanuel Benbihy (transitions) | 30 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fanny Ardant ... Fanny (segment "Pigalle")
Julie Bataille Julie Bataille ... Julie (segment "Tuileries")
Leïla Bekhti ... Zarka (segment "Quais de Seine")
Melchior Derouet Melchior Derouet ... Thomas (segment "Faubourg Saint-Denis") (as Melchior Beslon)
Juliette Binoche ... Suzanne (segment "Place des Victoires")
Seydou Boro Seydou Boro ... Hassan (segment "Place des Fetes")
Steve Buscemi ... Le touriste (segment "Tuileries")
Sergio Castellitto ... Le mari (segment "Bastille")
Willem Dafoe ... Le cowboy (segment "Place des Victoires")
Gérard Depardieu ... Le patron (segment "Quartier Latin")
Cyril Descours Cyril Descours ... François (segment "Quais de Seine")
Lionel Dray Lionel Dray ... Ken (segment "Quartier des Enfants Rouges")
Marianne Faithfull ... Marianne (segment "Le Marais")
Ben Gazzara ... Ben (segment "Quartier Latin")
Hippolyte Girardot ... 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:

A film about love & life in the world's most romantic city 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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Language:

French | English | Spanish | Mandarin | Arabic

Release Date:

15 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paris, je t'aime See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first feature film fully scanned in 6K and mastered in 4K in Europe (as opposed to the normal 2K). Encoding the image took about 24 hours per reel (at Laboratoires Éclair). See more »

Goofs

In the segment 'Père-Lachaise,' when William (Rufus Sewell) confronts Frances (Emily Mortimer), his coat is buttoned to the neck. The camera cuts to Frances, and back to William, his coat now open. The next time William appears, his coat is buttoned-up again. William (apparently) hasn't moved at all. See more »

Quotes

Carol: Sometimes I think it would be nice to have someone, with whom to share this life.
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Connections

Followed by Je t'aime (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Run to the Mosque
Written by Craig Pruess
(P) 2006 Victoires International
(C) 2006 Emma Productions
Segment "Quais de Seine"
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18 short films about the City of Lights
1 April 2007 | by LeRoyMarkoSee all my reviews

Delightful film directed by some of the best directors in the industry today. The film is also casting some of the great actors of our time, not just from France but from everywhere.

My favorite segments:

14th arrondissement: Carol (Margo Martindale), from Denver, comes to Paris to learn French and also to make a sense of her life.

Montmartre: there was probably not a better way to start this movie than with this segment on romantic Paris.

Loin du 16ème: an image of Paris that we are better aware of since the riots in the Cités. Ana (Catalina Sandino Moreno) spends more time taking care of somebody else's kid (she's a nanny) than of her own.

Quartier Latin: so much fun to see Gérard Depardieu as the "tenancier de bar" with Gena Rowlands and Ben Gazzara discussing their divorce.

Tour Eiffel: don't tell me you didn't like those mimes!

Tuileries: such a treat to see Steve Buscemi as the tourist who's making high-contact (a no- no) with a girl in the Metro.

Parc Monceau: Nick Nolte is great. Ludivine Sagnier also.

I've spend 3 days in Paris in 2004 and this movie makes me want to go back!

Seen in Barcelona (another great city), at the Verdi, on March 18th, 2007.

84/100 (***)


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