• Paris 36 (2009)

Paris 36

Release Date: April 3rd, 2009

PG-13 |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

Determined to silence a cabaret troupe that has radical political affiliations, landlord Galapiat (Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu) evicts a Paris nightclub, the Chansonia, from his building and shutters its doors. Desperate to return to work, penniless stage manager Pigoil (Gérard Jugnot) discovers Douce (Nora Arnezeder), a young woman whose enchanting voice steels him in his determination to put on a new production -- a musical spectacular the likes of which Paris has never seen.

Cast: Gérard Jugnot, Clovis Cornillac, Kad Merad, Nora Arnezeder, Pierre Richard, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Maxence Perrin, François Morel

Director: Christophe Barratier

Genres: Historical drama

Keywords: Amusing , Son , 1930s , France , Rise , Quest , Wife , Charming ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    A gleaming hunk of French period schmaltz expertly rendered by director Christophe Barratier. show more

  • 40
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The movie is almost rescued by the wonderful 1930's style songs (written by Reinhardt Wanger and Frank Thomas) that populate its final act. show more

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The nicest that can be said of this unapologetically schmaltzy, and not unenjoyable, affair is that it is the best 1936 musical made in 2009. show more

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Awards

Nominated Music (Original Song)