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Paris (2008)

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A ex-dancer has a heart problem and even with a transplant, he may still only have a few months to live. Time's spent looking at people/life in Paris from his balcony. His single mom sister moves in with her 3 kids to look after him.

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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'
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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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:

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

Élise: [in French] You're all alone here? What do you do all day?
Pierre: [in French] Watch other people live. Wonder who they are, where they go? They become hereoes in my little stories.
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Soundtracks

Daniela
Lyrics by André Pascal
Music by Georges Garvarentz
© Éditions Musicales Djanik
Performed by les socquettes blanches (Paolo Coccia, Daniel Delannoy, Jean-Jacques Cirillo) et Emmanuel Quatra
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Complex study of a city and it's inhabitants.
11 August 2008 | by kerkevikSee all my reviews

A wonderfully complex study of both the city, and it's people on a wonderfully complex group of characters. Every one was as interesting as any other, regardless of the stature of the actor playing them, and you were invested in them all because of it. Juliette Binoche and Albert Dupontel were the most familiar names to me, but their characters were not allowed to dominate the story.

All along the way you were taken on journeys that were unsignposted and shocking, in some cases, because of it.

A quite extraordinary tale that deserves a far wider audience than it is likely to get. Overall the film was a shining example, in my opinion, of what makes French cinema the best in the world.


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