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Lost in Paris (2016)

Paris pieds nus (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 8 March 2017 (France)
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Fiona visits Paris for the first time to assist her myopic Aunt Martha. Catastrophes ensue, mainly involving Dom, a homeless man who has yet to have an emotion or thought he was afraid of expressing.

Directors:

Dominique Abel (as Abel), Fiona Gordon (as Gordon)

Writers:

Dominique Abel (screenplay), Dominique Abel | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmanuelle Riva ... Martha
Pierre Richard ... Norman
Emmy Boissard Paumelle Emmy Boissard Paumelle ... Fiona enfant
Céline Laurentie Céline Laurentie ... Martha jeune / La factrice
Fiona Gordon Fiona Gordon ... Fiona
Charlotte Dubery Charlotte Dubery ... La lectrice
David Palatino David Palatino ... Le lecteur
Frédéric Meert Frédéric Meert ... Bob le Mountie (as Fred Meert)
Guillaume Delvingt Guillaume Delvingt ... Le joggeur
Philippe Martz Philippe Martz ... M. Martin
Olivier Parenty Olivier Parenty ... L'employé de l'ambassade
Dominique Abel ... Dom
Fabrice Milich Fabrice Milich ... Le portier de la péniche
Jean Loison Jean Loison ... Le DJ péniche
Annabelle Cocollos Annabelle Cocollos ... Mère de famille sauteuse
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Storyline

Martha, an eighty-year-old former Canadian dancer, has been living in Paris for decades. Now losing her head, she is threatened to be sent to an old people's home. No way. Martha decides to call her niece, Canadian librarian Fiona, for help. Alas, when her relative arrives in the French capital, Martha has disappeared. Worse, Fiona loses both her identity documents and money after falling into the Seine. Now alone in Paris, the young woman is desperate. It is at this point that Dom, a homeless man who lives in a tent on the Île aux Cygnes, unexpectedly comes into her life..., for better or worse. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Shot over a period of 10 weeks. In Paris, obviously. See more »

Connections

Featured in Pierre Richard: Le discret (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Last Tango in Paris
Composed in 1972 by Gato Barbieri
Whistled by Dominique Abel
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Not just funny, charming and clever too
21 July 2017 | by ayoreinfSee all my reviews

I didn't see any of the earlier films of Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel, and the two cooperate well over 20 years.Though the two moved into directing their movies more recently. So All I can say about this film will be based on what I saw in it, as is. It's obviously very funny, you won't find many that will disagree with it being charming too. It's sense of humor is goofy and very physical, and the two work very well together, just watch their dance scene and you can see how well they move with one another. No wonder that dancing seems to be an integral part of many of their movies. What I wish to point here is that this hilarious physical humor is clever too. Not only because making it all work demands very careful and clever writing. This sort of physical humor has to be very precise, and it must also seem to flow naturally, which calls for the highest level of coordination. But this movie also communicates with the past of its own stars. Just like the dance of Fiona and Dom refers too their previous movies, so for instance is Pierre Richard, as Norman during his own dance routine with the superb Emmanuelle Riva, loses one black shoe - the reference to his biggest role doesn't need any more details.

On top of all that, it's also important to mention that this is an ensemble of actors all working together in perfect coordination, and this is too something to behold.


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French | English

Release Date:

8 March 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,510, 18 June 2017

Gross USA:

$691,597

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,087,225
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1.85 : 1
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