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Paris, je t'aime = Paris, I love you

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Languages

In French with Spanish or English subtitles ; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Performers

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.

Publication Information

[Los Angeles, Calif.] : First Look Home Entertainment, [2007]

Summary

Title from container.

Based on the original idea by Tristan Carné.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.

Collaborate film consisting of 18 five-minute segments (arrondissements), each written and directed by a different person and starring an ensemble cast of American, British and French movie actors. Find yourself transported by these sexy, romantic, haunting, dramatic, and beautiful stories that create a panoramic portrait of Paris.

Montmartre (XVIIIe arrondissement): A man (Podalydès) parks his car in a neighborhood and muses about all the women passing by and how they all seem to be "taken", until one woman passerby (Florence Muller) faints near his car, and he comes to her aid ; Quais de Seine (Ve arrondissement): A young man (Cyril Descours), hanging out with two friends who taunt all women who walk by, strikes up a friendship with a young Muslim woman (Leïla Bekhti) ; Le Marais (IVe arrondissement): A young male customer (Gaspard Ulliel) finds himself attracted to a young printshop worker (Elias McConnell) and tries to explain that he believes the man to be his soulmate ; Tuileries (Ier arrondissement): An American tourist (Steve Buscemi) waiting at the Tuileries station on the Paris Metro becomes involved in the conflict between a young couple (Axel Kiener and Julie Bataille) after he breaks the cardinal rule of avoiding eye contact with them ; Loin du 16e (XVIe arrondissement): A young woman (Catalina Sandino Moreno) sings a Spanish lullaby ("Que Linda Manito") to her baby before leaving it to be cared for by others. She then takes an extremely long commute to her wealthy (faceless) employer's home, where she sings the same lullaby to her employer's baby ; Porte de Choisy (XIIIe arrondissement): A beauty products salesman (Barbet Schroeder) makes a call on a Chinatown salon run by a woman (Li Xin) who proves to be a tough customer ; Bastille (XIIe arrondissement): A man (Sergio Castellitto) must choose between caring for his ailing wife (Miranda Richardson) or being with his much younger lover (Leonor Watling) ; Place des Victoires (IIe arrondissement): A mother (Juliette Binoche), grieving over the death of her little boy (Hippolyte Girardot) is comforted by a cowboy (Willem Dafoe) ; Tour Eiffel (VIIe arrondissement): A boy tells how his parents, both mimes (Paul Putner and Yolande Moreau), met and fell in love ; Parc Monceau (XVIIe arrondissement): an older man (Nick Nolte) and younger woman (Ludivine Sagnier) meet for an arrangement that a third person (Gaspard) who is close to the women, may not approve of.

Quartier des Enfants Rouges (IIIe arrondissement): An American actress (Maggie Gyllenhaal) procures some especially strong hashish from a dealer (Lionel Dray) ; Place des fêtes (XIXe arrondissement): An African man (Seydou Boro) asks a woman (Aïssa Maïga) for a cup of coffee ; Pigalle (IXe arrondissement): An aging couple (Bob Hoskins and Fanny Ardant) act out a fantasy argument for a prostitute in order to keep the spark in their relationship ; Quartier de la Madeleine (VIIIe arrondissement): A young backpacker tourist (Elijah Wood) falls in love with a vampiress (Olga Kurylenko) ; Père-Lachaise (XXe arrondissement): While visiting Père Lachaise Cemetery, a young woman (Emily Mortimer) breaks up with her fiancé (Rufus Sewell), who then receives some advice of the heart from Oscar Wilde (Alexander Payne) ; Faubourg Saint-Denis (Xe arrondissement): A young blind man (Melchior Beslon) shows a struggling actress (Natalie Portman) the shortcut to her audition, and the pair fall in love ; Quartier Latin (VIe arrondissement): A separated couple (Ben Gazzara and Rowlands) meet at a bar (run by Depardieu) for one last drink before the two officially divorce ; 14e arrondissement (XIVe arrondissement): An American woman tourist (Margo Martindale) recites in rough French what she loves about Paris.

Contents

  • Montmartre (XVIIIe arrondissement) / written and directed by Bruno Podalydès
  • Quais de Seine (Ve arrondissement) / written by Paul Mayeda Berges and Gurinder Chadha, directed by Gurinder Chadha
  • Le Marais (IVe arrondissement) / written and directed by Gus Van Sant
  • Tuileries (Ier arrondissement) / written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
  • Loin du 16e (XVIe arrondissement) / written and directed by Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas
  • Porte de Choisy (XIIIe arrondissement) / written by Gabrielle Keng, Kathy Li and Christopher Doyle, directed by Christopher Doyle
  • Bastille (XIIe arrondissement) / written and directed by Isabel Coixet
  • Place des Victoires (IIe arrondissement) / written and directed by Nobuhiro Suwa
  • Tour Eiffel (VIIe arrondissement) / written and directed by Sylvain Chomet
  • Parc Monceau (XVIIe arrondissement) / written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón
  • Quartier des Enfants Rouges (IIIe arrondissement) / written and directed by Olivier Assayas
  • Place des fêtes (XIXe arrondissement) / written and directed by Oliver Schmitz
  • Pigalle (IXe arrondissement) / written and directed by Richard LaGravenese
  • Quartier de la Madeleine (VIIIe arrondissement) / written and directed by Vincenzo Natali
  • Père-Lachaise (XXe arrondissement) / written and directed by Wes Craven
  • Faubourg Saint-Denis (Xe arrondissement) / written and directed by Tom Tykwer
  • Quartier Latin (VIe arrondissement) / written by Gena Rowlands, directed by Gérard Depardieu and Frédéric Auburtin
  • 14e arrondissement (XIVe arrondissement) / written and directed by Alexander Payne.
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