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  • R
  • 2008
  • 2 hr 10 min
  • 6.8  (12,821)
  • 68

Paris, released in 2008, is a French comedy-drama film directed by Cédric Klapisch. The movie showcases the different aspects of the city of Paris through the lives of several characters. The star-studded cast includes Fabrice Luchini, Romain Duris, and Joffrey Platel. The movie has a non-linear storyline, following different characters at different times, but it reflects how the lives of people in Paris intersect and affect each other. The main character, Pierre (played by Romain Duris), is a dancer who discovers he has a heart condition and decides to stop dancing. He takes a break from his girlfriend, and moves into his sister, Élise's (played by Juliette Binoche) apartment.

Élise is a single mother of three children, struggling to make ends meet. She works as a social worker and tries to help her clients while juggling her responsibilities as a mother. The movie effectively showcases the struggles and challenges faced by single parents in the city.

Pierre's neighbor in the apartment building is Roland (played by Fabrice Luchini), a history teacher who is obsessed with the city of Paris. He finds himself struggling with depression, loneliness, and an estranged son who has cut off all contact with him. Roland's character adds a bit of humor to the movie, with his witty remarks and eccentric personality.

Along with Pierre, we also get to see the struggles of his sister's clients. Some of the clients include a man in his 50s undergoing a sex change, a homeless man fighting for custody of his daughter, and a young person struggling with addiction. The movie effectively showcases the challenges and injustices faced by people in urban areas.

Throughout the movie, the city of Paris serves as a backdrop and a main character. The movie showcases the city's beauty and vibrancy through the different seasons and times of the day. We see the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the streets come alive with the hustle and bustle of people going about their daily lives. The movie perfectly amounts to a love letter to the city of Paris, and will leave viewers feeling nostalgic for the sights and sounds of the city.

Overall, Paris is a heartwarming movie that effectively showcases the different aspects of the city of Paris and the lives of people living in urban areas. It shows that despite the different lives we lead, we are all connected in one way or another. The movie is well-acted, has beautiful cinematography, and an excellent soundtrack. It will leave viewers with a warm feeling in their hearts, and maybe even an urge to visit the city of Paris.

Paris is a 2008 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 10 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 68.

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  • Runtime
    2 hr 10 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (12,821)
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