• Paris (2009)


Release Date: September 18th, 2009

DVD Release Date: March 16th, 2010

R |2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary

Pierre (Romain Duris), a dancer in Paris, is forced to stop performing after he is diagnosed with a severe heart condition. His sister, Élise (Juliette Binoche), despite conflicts at work, moves in with Pierre to take care of him. Together they reflect on their pasts and on the nature of love, but it's the diverse cast of Parisian characters they interact with, people with complicated stories of their own, who end up providing the most insight into the siblings' lives.

Cast: Juliette Binoche, Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Albert Dupontel, François Cluzet, Karin Viard, Gilles Lellouche, Mélanie Laurent

Director: Cédric Klapisch

Genres: Comedy drama , Romance

Keywords: Office, Amusing, Charming, Mother, Love, 2000s

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Klapisch's masterstroke was to place at the center of a movie a man, forced by circumstances, to stop and simply observe. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    As a whole, though, Paris pulses with a contemporary version of the energy that animated Balzac's novels, or Colette's accounts of the life she observed from the window of her apartment in the Palais Royal. show more

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Paris is a bittersweet film containing rare moments of comedy. show more

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