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Parisienne (2015)

Peur de rien (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 10 February 2016 (France)
Lina is a Lebanese Student that just arrived to Paris to continue her studies in a French University in 1993, only to find that the Chaos that was home was no different than what she will ... See full summary »

Director:

Danielle Arbid

Writers:

Danielle Arbid (dialogue), Danielle Arbid (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Manal Issa ... Lina
Vincent Lacoste ... Rafaël
Paul Hamy ... Jean-Marc
Damien Chapelle ... Julien
Dominique Blanc ... Madame Gagnebin
Clara Ponsot ... Antonia
India Hair India Hair ... Victoire
Bastien Bouillon Bastien Bouillon ... Arnaud
Alain Libolt Alain Libolt ... Monsieur Lemernier
Waleed Zuaiter ... L'oncle Simon
Mathilde Bisson Mathilde Bisson ... Frédérique
Orelsan Orelsan ... L'ami de Julien
Elina Löwensohn ... Bogdana - la femme de l'Est
Philippe Résimont ... L'avocat
Dima Al Joundi Dima Al Joundi ... La mère de Lina
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Lina is a Lebanese Student that just arrived to Paris to continue her studies in a French University in 1993, only to find that the Chaos that was home was no different than what she will witness in the French capital. But Paris will offer her the opportunity to find herself and acquire a new self confidence that she didn't know she had in herself.

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Drama

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French visa # 140190. See more »

Soundtracks

Douce France
Music by Charles Trenet and Léo Chauliac
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Carte de Séjour
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She will learn to love France while the spectator takes delight in discovering the Paris from twenty five years ago.
5 February 2017 | by losindiscretoscineSee all my reviews

For her first film outside Lebanon, Danielle Arbid chose to go to France with her camera. In the guise of a falsely autobiographical movie (the director has been living in France since she was 17), "Parisienne" speaks about the unique freedom that someone can feel when arriving at a foreign country. Nonetheless, the film shows as well the inherent trouble in integrating a new culture. Lina has to forget the codes she knows to learn and to give way to those of a city like Paris. The emotions displayed by the film are remarkably authentic: at the whim of the encounters, Lina will go from fear to curiosity, from disappointment to love, from loneliness to joy. She will learn to go beyond her fears and she will discover that we can dare, assert herself and say no but also give up and go with the flow. She will learn to love France while the spectator takes delight in discovering the Paris from twenty five years ago. Manal Issa's performance and the rest of secondary characters that surround her make the movie sensitive, moving and highly realistic. Full review on our blog Los Indiscretos : https://losindiscretos.org/english/parisienne-2015-danielle-arbid/


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France

Release Date:

10 February 2016 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France See more »

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Dolby (as Dolby 5.1)

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