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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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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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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

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

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: Give chance a chance. I believe in you! Your life's not over! Maybe it hasn't even started.
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Soundtracks

Douala Paris
Written by Robert Burke (as R. Burke) and Loïc Dury (as L. Dury)
Performed by Kraked Unit
Universal Music Publishing
MGB / Kraked - ce qui me meut production
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Very good
13 June 2008 | by minxinSee all my reviews

I saw this film on an airplane to Paris. At first I didn't pay too much attention as I was also reading a book as the same time, and simply use the film as a background to practice my French listening (the film is in French with English subtitle). But as the film developed, I became more and more intrigued, and finally dropped my book reading completely to watch the film.

The plot is very well conceived, and a nice thread is used to connect the lives of several groups of people living in Paris to show aspects of their lives. I admit there are many characters not fully developed, but they still feel very alive and real. An intelligent viewer would be able to follow the diverse characters and get a sense of real life stories depicted here. (Indeed this is not a feel good story, but instead feels very real.)

After finishing the film, I went back to the earlier parts I missed and finally connect the ends to a whole pictures. I recommend to watch twice if you didn't follow the diverse characters and threads at the first time.


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