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In the City of Sylvia (2007)

Dans la ville de Sylvia (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 14 September 2007 (Spain)
A man returns to a city to try to track down a lovely woman he met six years earlier.

Director:

José Luis Guerín
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Credited cast:
Pilar López de Ayala ... Ella
Xavier Lafitte Xavier Lafitte ... Él
Laurence Cordier Laurence Cordier
Tanja Czichy Tanja Czichy ... Tanja
Eric Dietrich Eric Dietrich
Charlotte Dupont Charlotte Dupont
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Coralie Audret Coralie Audret
Françoise Félicité Françoise Félicité ... La dame à la terrasse
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A man returns to a city to try to track down a lovely woman he met six years earlier.

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Drama

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Official site [Japan]

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Spain | France

Language:

French | Spanish

Release Date:

14 September 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

In the City of Sylvia See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$319,032
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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Soundtracks

THAT WOMAN
(Night at Les Aviateurs)
Music by Migala
Performed by Migala
© 2007 Ediciones Acuarela. Por cortesía de Acuarela
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True cinema.
19 July 2008 | by crappydooSee all my reviews

This film made me feel like I had just undertaken a short vacation to a European city and returned. I basked in the splendour of visuals, sound and delightful observations of the city, its sounds and its people, particularly the young women, going about doing their thing. It made me smile, laugh and delighted me to simply observe.

I sincerely believe that it is extremely difficult for directors to make a good mood piece which keeps the viewer interested and does not lull him/her to sleep. Very few directors have this ability and I was thrilled to have experienced the keen sense of observation of the director of this film. I think I can actually count the total number of dialogues on my fingertips. There is a story in the background, but it is really not important to this film.

So before watching this, remember that you will be observing a piece of art in motion and not a movie with a particular story. This is how I believe cinema was supposed to be when it first was invented over a 120 years ago - as a medium of art in motion, and not for storytelling as it has been diluted to over the past century.

So, brilliant job, director, for you have realised the true meaning of cinema and have delivered us an excellent piece for the years to come. I sincerely hope I see more work from you heading into this direction in the future.


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