Paris, je t’aime

Paris, je taime

Paris, je t’aime

  The plan sounds crazy: Take 21 internationally experienced and renowned directors, each of them five minutes of time there and with the hand that you have to play in Paris at short – and wait calmly the result. Something like that could be the genesis of Paris, je t’aime rewrite, and only those assumptions to make it clear that this film should be in the current cinematic landscape quite a rarity. Sure, it goes all the stories mainly about the issue number one – meaning the love in all its forms – which runs like a thread through all the posts, after all, this was one of the few restrictions that the producer Claudie Ossard (Betty Blue – 37.2 ° in the morning, Delicatessen, The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain, Arizona Dream), together with Emmanuel Benbihy and Tristan Carné, who coined the idea, made to the participating directors. A further disciplining of the immense creative potential was the need for the filmmakers largely abandoned their usual teams, and instead worked together with a French crew, which incidentally had the effect that the film is not only a terrific advertisement for Paris but also to a proof of the capacity of the local film scene came.

A total of 21 directors with 18 stories, one and all are located in another district of the French capital, gathering called the international “episodic film – in the jargon as well as coach – and only the names of the directors, as already read a Who’s Who of the Guild: In addition to French filmmakers such as Olivier Assayas, Frédéric Auburtin & Gérard Depardieu, the animator Sylvain Chomet (The Great Race of Belleville), Olivier Schmitz and Bruno Podalydès are stars of international cinema, such as Joel and Ethan Coen, Wes Craven, Alfonso Curaon (Children of Men), Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne (Sideways, Walter Salles & Daniela Thomas, Nobuhiro Suwa, Tom Tykwer, Gurinder Chadha, Gus Van Sant and Isabel Coixet on the back Stabliste . The actors team has it in itself: in addition to French mime like Gaspard Ulliel, Ludivine Sagnier, Fanny Ardant, Juliette Binoche are international high-caliber, such as Willem Dafoe, Bob Hoskins, Ben Gazzara, Steve Buscemi, Nick Nolte, Gena Rowlands, Natalie Portman, Elijah Wood, Isabella Rossellini, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and other screen stars of cinema gathered here.

this compilation as diverse as it is, amazingly, it works in Paris, je t’aime excellent, which certainly also to the shortness of the time lie may be, the short film could claim any contribution of its own – five minutes are now truly not enough time in the set may be boredom. Even if not everyone of the 18 short films may be equally successful, captivates Paris, je t’aime especially by the diversity, the courage, the enormous logistical effort and above all by the idea of leaving the formal calls for a repetition. For from Berlin and London also certainly exciting, touching and bizarre stories to tell, from Mannheim, Wanne-Eickel and Hannover in a silence. A Kaleidoscope of love for almost every taste.

(Joachim Kurz)

Title: Paris, je t’aime Country of production: France Year of production: 2006 Length: 120 (Min) (# ) Distribution: Senator Film Distribution

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