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Paris (2008)

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Pierre, a professional dancer, suffers from a serious heart disease. While he is waiting for a transplant which may (or may not) save his life, he has nothing better to do than look at the ... See full summary »

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Cédric Klapisch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabrice Luchini ... Roland Verneuil
Romain Duris ... Pierre
Joffrey Platel Joffrey Platel ... Rémy
Mélanie Laurent ... Laetitia
Karin Viard ... La boulangère
Albert Dupontel ... Jean
Zinedine Soualem ... Mourad
Annelise Hesme ... Victoire
Audrey Marnay ... Marjolaine
Xavier Robic Xavier Robic ... Présentateur télé
Farida Khelfa Farida Khelfa ... Farida
Suzanne Von Aichinger Suzanne Von Aichinger ... Suzy 'Miss Bidoche' (as Suzanne Von Aichinger)
Marco Prince Marco Prince ... Disco
François Cluzet ... Philippe Verneuil
Juliette Binoche ... Élise
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Storyline

Pierre, a professional dancer, suffers from a serious heart disease. While he is waiting for a transplant which may (or may not) save his life, he has nothing better to do than look at the people around him, from the balcony of his Paris apartment. When Elise, his sister with three kids and no husband, moves in to his place to care for him, Pierre does not change his new habits. And instead of dancing himself, it is Paris and the Parisians who dance before his eyes. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 February 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

París See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,518, 20 September 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,005,168, 20 December 2009
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DTS | Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Color:

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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When the shop-owner of the bakery sell a baguette she asks for 80 cent, doesn't register it in the till, which has the figures 0,00 than it changes to 0,78 than back to 0,00 again. See more »

Quotes

Pierre: [discussing his nieces and nephew] We've gotta be honest and say I'm gonna croak.
Élise: That's not certain.
Pierre: Then it'll be a nice surprise, if it's not true.
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Soundtracks

Seize the day
Performed by Wax Tailor
Written by C. Savary, Galt MacDermot (as G. MacDermot), JC Saout
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I might have given it a 10...
31 December 2008 | by bob998See all my reviews

...if Klapisch hadn't wasted his time on all the plot threads that run through this over-long film. From Karin Viard as the bakery owner with her new helper Sabrina Ouazani, to the overly macho fruit and veg guys (Albert Dupontel, Zinedine Soualem and Gilles Lellouche) with their supermodel day-trippers, there is just too much material for the modest little picture that this really is. Klapisch, I guess, wants to be the Balzac of today's French cinema, and he has much talent--I enjoyed Chacun Cherche son chat and L'Auberge espagnole--but he must be more selective in telling his stories.

I took away from this exercise the performances of Fabrice Luchini, the history prof who decides to go into TV work when the fabulous salary is dangled before his eyes (100,000 euros a year!) and François Cluzet as his harried brother, an architect working on a nightmarish housing development (the computerized promotion film of which is one of the highlights of 2008). Honorable mention to Julie Ferrier as the ex-wife of one of the fruit vendors.


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