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Paris

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Juliette Binoche, Paris
David Koskas

Paris

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
128 minutes
Limited Release Date:
09/18/09
performer:
Juliette Binoche, Romain Duris, Francois Cluzet
director:
Cedric Klapisch
author:
Cedric Klapisch
genre:
Comedy, Drama, Foreign Language

We gave it a B-

The French director Cédric Klapisch is a glib wizard at weaving folks together, but there are too many secondhand characters roving through Paris, his latest ensemble piece. There’s the young man (Romain Duris) who may have a fatal heart condition; his caretaker sister (Juliette Binoche); the jaded professor (Fabrice Luchini) who stalks a student (and embarrasses us with his ”rock dancing”); his polar-opposite brother (François Cluzet) — all diagrammed to evoke the old/young, archaic/modern paradox of life in Paris. But there’s no denying that it all plays. B?

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