Paris

Paris

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Paris

Cedric Klapisch, whose When the Cat's Away and The Spanish Apartment delighted in the bonds of tight community, here extends his attention to all of Paris. This multi-character cavalcade of life and death and love and the lack of it in the City of Lights almost seems intended to leave audiences wanting more. Romain Duris plays a cabaret dancer awaiting heart surgery. Juliette Binoche is his social-worker sister who moves in to help. Local stallholders are among the many whose lives intersect with hers. Carpe diem is the message and Fabrice Luchini plays a jaded history professor who does just that with a beautiful young student.

2008Rating: M, offensive language140 minsFranceFrench and English, with English subtitles
ComedyDramaRomance
Director:
Cedric Klapisch ('The Russian Dolls', 'The Spanish Apartment', 'When The Cat's Away')
Writer:
C???dric Klapisch
Cast:
Juliette BinocheRomain DurisFabrice LuchiniAlbert DupontelFrançois CluzetKarin ViardGilles Lellouche
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Variety

Variety

press

Gallic helmer Cedric Klapisch ("L'Auberge espagnole") stays well within his comfort zone in every sense with "Paris." Likeable if hardly groundbreaking dramedy features most of Klapisch's favorite elements, including romantic angst, crisscrossing storylines, thesp Romain Duris (leading a big-name ensemble that includes Juliette Binoche) and the real star of the show, the City of Lights itself.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

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Klapisch weaves a fascinating web with this diverse collection of characters, some of whom discover what they want only after being exposed to what they do not want. Like the circular nature of the environs of Paris, the story always comes back to Pierre; Duris is intense, enigmatic and charismatic. I wanted to jump on the next plane to Paris; but if travel is not an option, Klapisch's film is a rich and satisfying indulgence.

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Lumiere Reader

Lumiere Reader

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As is the nature of any multi-character cavalcade, the film suffers from a lack of exposition. Characters are introduced and just as quickly dropped. A plot line regarding a Cameroonian's attempt to illegally make his way to France shows great potential, but is frustratingly underdeveloped. Fortunately, Duris is there as the film's glue, pulling the picture back together whenever it threatens to fall apart. While it might lack a certain emotional gravitas, Paris is none-the-less a lighthearted and satisfying ode to the City of Love.

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Variety

Variety

press

Gallic helmer Cedric Klapisch ("L'Auberge espagnole") stays well within his comfort zone in every sense with "Paris." Likeable if hardly groundbreaking dramedy features most of Klapisch's favorite elements, including romantic angst, crisscrossing storylines, thesp Romain Duris (leading a big-name ensemble that includes Juliette Binoche) and the real star of the show, the City of Lights itself.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Klapisch weaves a fascinating web with this diverse collection of characters, some of whom discover what they want only after being exposed to what they do not want. Like the circular nature of the environs of Paris, the story always comes back to Pierre; Duris is intense, enigmatic and charismatic. I wanted to jump on the next plane to Paris; but if travel is not an option, Klapisch's film is a rich and satisfying indulgence.

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Lumiere Reader

Lumiere Reader

press

As is the nature of any multi-character cavalcade, the film suffers from a lack of exposition. Characters are introduced and just as quickly dropped. A plot line regarding a Cameroonian's attempt to illegally make his way to France shows great potential, but is frustratingly underdeveloped. Fortunately, Duris is there as the film's glue, pulling the picture back together whenever it threatens to fall apart. While it might lack a certain emotional gravitas, Paris is none-the-less a lighthearted and satisfying ode to the City of Love.

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