Paris, je t'aime
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Twenty acclaimed filmmakers from around the world look at love in the City of Lights in this omnibus feature. Paris, Je T'Aime features 18 short stories, each set in a different part of Paris and each featuring a different cast and director (two segments were produced by two filmmakers in collaboration). In "Faubourg Saint-Denis," Tom Tykwer directs Natalie Portman as an American actress who is the object of affection for a blind student (Melchior Belson). Christopher Doyle's "Porte de Choisy" follows a salesman (Barbet Schroeder) as he tries to pitch beauty aids in Chinatown. Nick Nolte and Ludivine Sagnier are father and daughter in "Parc Monceau" from Alfonso Cuarón. Animator Sylvain Chomet turns his eye to a pair of living, breathing mimes in "Tour Eiffel." An interracial romance in France is offered by Gurinder Chadha in "Quais de Seine." In "Le Marais" from Gus Van Sant, a man (Gaspard Ulliel) finds himself falling for a handsome gent (Elias McConnell) who works in a print shop. Isabel Coixet tells the tale of a man (Sergio Castellitto) who is making his final choice between his wife (Miranda Richardson) and his lover (Leonor Watling) in "Bastille." Juliette Binoche plays a grieving mother in Nobuhiro Suwa's "Place des Victoires," in which she's greeted by a spectral cowboy (Willem Dafoe). Richard LaGravanese's "Pigalle" finds a long-married man (Bob Hoskins) turning to a prostitute for advice on pleasing his wife (Fanny Ardant). Gérard Depardieu and Frédéric Auburtin direct Gena Rowlands and Ben Gazzara as longtime marrieds meeting for one final pre-divorce encounter in "Quartier Latin." Steve Buscemi learns a lesson about local etiquette in the Paris Metro in "Tuileries" from Joel and Ethan Coen. In "Loin du 16ème" by Walter Salles, a housekeeper (Catalina Sandino Moreno) longs for her own child as she tends to the infant of her wealthy employer. Elijah Wood stars in "Quartier de la Madeleine," a vampire tale from Vincenzo Natali. Wes Craven presents another fantasy in "Père-Lachaise," in which an engaged young man (Rufus Sewell) receives romantic advice from the spirit of Oscar Wilde (Alex Payne). A postal worker from Colorado (Margo Martindale) shares her thoughts on her visit to Paris in mangled French in Alexander Payne's witty "14th Arrondissement." Other segments include "Place des Fêtes" from Oliver Schmitz, Bruno Podalydès' "Montmartre," and "Quartier des Enfants Rouges" by Olivier Assayas, which stars Maggie Gyllenhaal. Paris, Je T'Aime received its world premiere at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
ContentsQuartier des Enfants Rouges / written and directed by Olivier Assayas
Quartier Latin / directed by Frédéric Auburtin, Gérard Depardieu ; written by Gena Rowlands
Quais de Seine / directed by Gurinder Chadha ; written by Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha
Tour Eiffel / written and directed by Sylvain Chomet
Tuileries / written and directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Bastille / written and directed by Isabel Coixet
Père-Lachaise / written and directed by Wes Craven
Parc Monceau / written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón
Porte de Choisy / directed by Christopher Doyle ; written by Christopher Doyle, Gabrielle Keng, Kathy Li
Pigalle / written and directed by Richard LaGravenese
Quartier de la Madeleine / written and directed by Vincenzo Natali
14th arrondissement / directed by Alexander Payne ; written by Nadine Eïd, Alexander Payne
Montmartre / written and directed by Bruno Podalydès
Loin du 16ème / written and directed by Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas
Place des Fêtes / written and directed by Oliver Schmitz
Place des Victoires / written and directed by Nobuhiro Suwa
Faubourg Saint-Denis / written and directed by Tom Tykwer
Le Marais / written and directed by Gus Van Sant.
Racism -- France -- Paris -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- France -- Paris -- Drama.
Paris (France) -- Drama.
Motion pictures, French.
Foreign films -- France.
|Publisher|| [Los Angeles, Calif.] :First Look Home Entertainment,2007
|Edition||Two-disc limited collector's widescreen ed.|
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Von Schenk, Burkhard.
Binoche, Juliette, 1964-
Buscemi, Steve, 1957-
Castellitto, Sergio, 1953-
Depardieu, Gérard, 1948-
Gazzara, Ben, 1930-2012.
Gyllenhaal, Maggie, 1977-
Li, Xin, 1975 December 28-
Martindale, Margo, 1951-
Portman, Natalie, 1981-
Sandino Moreno, Catalina, 1981-
Sagnier, Ludivine, 1979-
Sewell, Rufus, 1967-
Ulliel, Gaspard, 1984-
Wood, Elijah, 1981-
Chomet, Sylvain, 1963-
Doyle, Christopher, 1952-
Payne, Alexander, 1961-
Suwa, Nobuhiro, 1960-
Tykwer, Tom, 1965-
Van Sant, Gus.
First Look Films (Firm)
Victoires International (Firm)
Pirol Film Production (Firm)
Arrival Cinema (Firm)
First Look Home Entertainment.
Fanny Ardant, Leila Bekhti, Melchior Beslon, Juliette Binoche, Seydou Boro, Steve Buscemi, Sergio Castellitto, Willem Dafoe, Gérard Depardieu, Cyril Descours, Marianne Faithfull, Ben Gazzara, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Bob Hoskins, Olga Kurylenko, Li Xin, Elias McConnell, Aissa Maiga, Margo Martindale, Yolande Moreau, Emily Mortimer, Florence Muller, Nick Nolte, Bruno Podalydes, Natalie Portman, Paul Putner, Miranda Richardson, Gena Rowlands, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ludivine Sagnier, Barbet Schroeder, Rufus Sewell, Gaspard Ulliel, Elijah Wood.
Additional directors, Frédéric Auburtin, Gérard Depardieu, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydés, Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa, Tom Tykwer, Gus van Sant ; music, Pierre Adenot.
MPAA rating: R; for language and brief drug use.
English dialogue, Spanish or English subtitles.
Title from container.
Based on the original idea by Tristan Carné.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Special features: Disc 1: Behind-the-scenes featurette; previews ; Disc 2: 18 behind-the-scene featurettes; video & split screen; storyboard.
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
2 videodiscs (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.