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Paris

Soggy stuff from French director Cedric Klapisch (When the Cat’s Away), set in the title city and collecting the routine travails of various urbanites. Romain Duris is a dancer with incurable heart disease, Juliette Binoche is his unkempt social-worker sister, Albert Dupontel is the working-class merchant she befriends, and Fabrice Lucchini is a twinkly, middle-aged professor who makes a play for glistening young student Melanie Laurent. Postcard shots of the city punctuate their endless nattering, which clocks in at a brutal 130 minutes. In French with subtitles.

Credits

Director:

  • Cédric Klapisch

Cast:

  • Xavier Robic
  • Juliette Binoche
  • Romain Duris
  • François Cluzet
  • Fabrice Luchini
  • Mélanie Laurent
  • Karin Viard
  • Albert Dupontel
  • Annelise Hesme
  • Gilles Lellouche

Writer:

  • Cédric Klapisch

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