Paris, je t'aime

Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  120 min.
Release Date: May 18, 2007
DVD: November 13, 2007

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Cast: Fanny Ardant, Juliette Binoche, Steve Buscemi, Sergio Castellitto, Willem Dafoe, Gérard Depardieu, Marianne Faithfull, Ben Gazzara, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Bob Hoskins, Margo Martindale, Emily Mortimer, Nick Nolte, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Natalie Portman, Miranda Richardson, Gena Rowlands, Ludivine Sagnier, Rufus Sewell, Gaspard Ulliel, Elijah Wood

Synopsis

In Paris, je t'aime, celebrated directors from around the world, including the Coen Brothers, Gus Van Sant, Gurinder Chadha, Wes Craven, Walter Salles, Alexander Payne and Olivier Assayas, have come together to portray Paris in a way never before imagined.

Made by a team of contributors as cosmopolitan as the city itself, this portrait of the city is as diverse as its creators' backgrounds and nationalities. With each director telling the story of an unusual encounter in one of the city's neighborhoods, the vignettes go beyond the 'postcard' view of Paris to portray aspects of the city rarely seen on the big screen.

Racial tensions stand next to paranoid visions of the city seen from the perspective of an American tourist. A young foreign worker moves from her own domestic situation into her employer's bourgeois environs. An American starlet finds escape as she is shooting a movie. A man is torn between his wife and his lover. A young man working in a print shop sees and desires another young man. A father grapples with his complex relationship with his daughter. A couple tries to add spice to their sex life. These are but a few of the witty and serendipitous narratives that make up Paris, je t'aime.

An outstanding host of actors including Natalie Portman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Fanny Ardant, Elijah Wood, Nick Nolte, Bob Hoskins, Juliette Binoche, Emily Mortimer, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Rufus Sewell, Barbet Schroeder, Ludivine Sagnier, Gena Rowlands, Miranda Richardson and Steve Buscemi, grace these vignettes with their larger-than-life personas. Their performances add even deeper resonance to this affectionate love letter to one of the world's most transcendent cities.

Director: Gus Van Sant, Alexander Payne, Christina Disilva, Wes Craven, Tom Tykwer, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Olivier Assayas, Gurinder Chadha, Alfonso Cuarón, Isabel Coixet, Sylvain Chomet, Vincenzo Natali, Richard LaGravenese, Frédéric Auburtin and Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Doyle, Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa
Studio: Maple Pictures
Producer(s): Claudie Ossard, Emmanuel Benbihy
Screenplay: See director list
Official Site: www.firstlookstudios.com/pjt/

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