Paris (image 1)

If travel is not an option, Klapisch's film is a rich and satisfying indulgence.

Louise Keller, UrbanCinefile.com.au

Screened as part of NZIFF 2008

Paris 2008

Directed by Cédric Klapisch

From the director of The Spanish Apartment, a mult-character cavalcade of life and death and love and the lack of it in the City of Lights. "A rich and satisfying indulgence." — UrbanCinefile.com.au

France In English and French with English subtitles
130 minutes 35mm / CinemaScope

Director, Screenplay

Photography

Christophe Beaucarne

Editor

Francine Sandberg

Music

Loïk Dury

With

Juliette Binoche
,
Romain Duris
,
Fabrice Luchini
,
Albert Dupontel
,
François Cluzet
,
Karin Viard
,
Gilles Lellouche

Elsewhere

Cédric 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 diemis the message and Fabrice Luchini plays a jaded history professor who does just that with a beautiful young student. Sacré-Coeur, Père Lachaise and numerous other iconic locations are wittily incorporated, but less frequented venues such as Rungis, the massive wholesale food market, are just as seductive.