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Georges Clou is a successful salesman, enjoying the fruits of his labor as a resident of an exclusive gated community in the French Riviera. His life is seemingly idyllic, a beautiful home,... See full summary »
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Jean-Marc Barr ... Paul Marteau
Sergi López ... Georges Clou
Nathalie Richard ... Hélène Clou
Laurent Delbecque ... Toni Clou
Delphine Chuillot ... Evelyne Marteau
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ... Le propriétaire
László Szabó ... Le guérisseur Balthazar Rutuola
Geraldine Chaplin ... La mère de Marteau
Judith Henry Judith Henry ... L'enseignante
Paola Comis Paola Comis ... Dora
Grégoire Oestermann ... L'agent immobilier
Mohamed Rouabhi Mohamed Rouabhi ... L'inspecteur de police
Olivier Torres Olivier Torres ... Le revendeur de médicaments
Marie-Paule Laval Marie-Paule Laval ... La présidente du tribunal
Daniel Narcy Daniel Narcy ... Le visiteur musclé
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Georges Clou is a successful salesman, enjoying the fruits of his labor as a resident of an exclusive gated community in the French Riviera. His life is seemingly idyllic, a beautiful home, a loving wife and a son. Appearances are deceptive as this idyllic vision is spoiled by the traumas his teenage son endures. Elsewhere in the community, Paul Marteau, arrives with a troubled past and uncertain future.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Intriguing French Thriller
8 April 2009 | by telketSee all my reviews

"Parc" is based on John Cheever's _Bullett Park_ which I have not read. "Parc" makes me want to track down this work by Cheever, whom I like. The film is quite different from Cheever...more like Chabrol or Hitchcock. Reminiscent of John Cheever's upper class Connecticut, the film's setting is an affluent gated community - probably in the south of France. We follow several different stories, out of sequence, which begin to overlap. It becomes impossible to tell if we are seeing reality or dream sequences. Some of the characters we meet are Sergi Lopez, an affluent member of the wealthy community; his rebellious adolescent son; his attractive wife; a mysterious newcomer who may or may not be a criminal; the newcomer's mother (Geraldine Chaplin) who is spending her elderly years in a fancy mental hospital. Just when you think you may know what is happening in "Parc," there's a cut to another time or place or a different character. Some viewers may find the film unsatisfying for this reason. However, if you like films about the rich and sinister; you should watch "Parc."


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Official Sites:

Ad Vitam [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

14 January 2009 (France) See more »

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$47,307
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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