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Dans Paris (2007)

Guy Marchand , Marie-France Pisier , Christophe Honore  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Guy Marchand, Marie-France Pisier, Romain Duris, Louis Garrel, Joana Preiss
  • Directors: Christophe Honore
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: IFC Films
  • DVD Release Date: May 6, 2008
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,955 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Paul, depressed from his recent break-up with Anna, returns home to Paris and moves back in with his divorced father and amorous younger brother, Jonathan. While his carefree sibling and doting father try in vain to cheer him up, a visit from his mother seems to be the only thing that brings him joy. When Paul is then left in the house to brood and talk to one of his brother's girlfriends, he begins to realize that while things haven't gone according to plan, one can always find something to live for.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Sift through the pretension February 7, 2008
DANS PARIS does have a certain air of pretension...that much is certain. It feels at times a bit prose-like and self-conscious, but I urge any viewer to sift through that mixture because you will be rewarded by a genuinely good film, brimming with peculiar intimate character interactions, and a kind of sad humor.

DANS PARIS is essentially an interlaced flashback concerning the degradation of a relationship between Paul (Duris) and Anna (Preiss). Anna has just left Paul who, annihilated by the separation, moves back with his father in Paris. His younger brother Jonathan, a casual student, still lives in his father's apartment and spends most of his time womanizing and fooling around. Honore's film becomes a meditation on how people choose to suffer, how others choose to allow or challenge our model of suffering, the inevitability and incongruity of healing despite our best efforts to wallow, and is none the less a compelling structural exercise.

DANS PARIS, the fifth film in as many years by writer/director Christophe Honore (Ma Mere), is through and through a constant collapsing and building of the fourth wall, both attitudinally and structurally. It is at once a Brechtian display of self-awareness and reflexion (Jonathon talking to the audience), and with its counter cannon of bare intimacy (insular moments between quarrelling lovers, Paul singing along to music in his underwear) it is a film that is equally, if not more so, a work of inclusion.

And for anyone who appreciates classic french cinema, DANS PARIS will be an alternately melancholic and delightful love letter to the French New Wave...and I mean in spades!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I'm going to start out by saying that I really liked "Dans Paris" although I'm not particularly sure that it is a cohesive, or even a very good, movie. Louis Garrel is a compelling young actor who has made some interesting choices, and it was his presence here that drew me to the film. However, those who might complain about the plot's ambiguity or the lack of a plot altogether are not off base. A throwback to the French New Wave movement, "Dans Paris" seems more successful as an experience than as a narrative. Although there are many subjects to explore--family disintegration, marital strife, siblings reconnecting as adults, psychosexual politics, depression and suicide--the film ultimately floats along like a breezy entertainment never really examining anything in depth.

When Paul (Romain Duris) separates from his wife, he returns to Paris to live with his father and brother (Garrel). Paul's instability and attempts to harm himself are a major concern as the family has already been ripped apart by a previous incident of suicide. In the healing process, Paul must learn to communicate with his estranged wife Anna and reconnect with a mother he hardly sees. Compelling stuff, to be sure, but it's approached from unexpected angles. I'm still not sure why the story is presented from Garrel's viewpoint and why he breaks the fourth wall to speak directly to the viewer. That's a terrific device--but only when employed with a purpose.

The film does have its charms, however. The final scenes between the brothers are sweet and surprisingly touching. In these simple moments, you can see flashes of a great movie! I also found a strange musical interlude between Paul and Anna absolutely captivating and heartfelt. And then there's Garrel.
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4.0 out of 5 stars intimacy and transference January 9, 2010
new wave movies are about relationships and intimacy. dans paris does a wonderful job of showing how the ability to attach as an adult is fostered in our family life as children. the only people these two brothers can really attach to are each other. the older brother was abandoned physiclly by his beloved sister, emotionally by his father, physically and emotionally by his mother and has come to fear abandonment again too much to be able to trust his girlfriend to be faithful and sets her up to fail. the brother is emotionally undeveloped because his abandonment occurred when he was quite young. none of this is spelled out. but the confusion and struggle of this very painful family life and their inabilty to move forward is beautifully developed and the emotions are palpable. i think that fear of losing the people we love is a more freqent obsticle to achieving intimacy than many people realize and the inaility to trust and take the risk of loving is very common. this is a very powerful exploration of how certain problems in being able to love and commit or even just grow up occur. i found it a deeply moving film..
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3.0 out of 5 stars PRETTY BAD May 25, 2013
I am beginning by admitting I love Paris and I love the French so therefore I am biased to begin with and even so I give three stars probably to a two star movie. It starts somewhat promising with a great looking French guy talking directly to us, the viewing audience, and that was original. It went downhill from there. Towards the end of the movie some heartfelt things were said but just for a moment and then never elaborated on. Worst is the ending which was a non ending; just looked like another scene another conversation and zap (mercifully) it's over. If you like a movie that looks like every mundane detail of real life this is for you. Sadly, not enough footage of the actual city..Paris is so beautiful and there were some incredible glimpses here and there and I watched it all just for that alone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Film with Many Strengths--And Worth Seeing More Than Once
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If I had believed the negative reviews and been influenced by them, I would have denied myself a wonderful film experience. Read more
Published 1 month ago by S. Wynn
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting to a Degree
I was somewhat disappointed in this DVD as the plot is somewhat slow moving at times and does not always hold one's interest. Read more
Published on May 17, 2010 by R. Howard Courtney
4.0 out of 5 stars Sceletons in boy bedroom
This work is about family issues and very intimate moments brothers share together also this line is well hidden beneath psycho-sexual visible activities both males demonstrate... Read more
Published on March 9, 2010 by Michael Kerjman
1.0 out of 5 stars Typical French Merde
The French are self-absorbed in dramas that deal with couples breaking up. It seems to be a national fixation in the French film industry. Read more
Published on February 12, 2010 by Willy D. Reviewer
2.0 out of 5 stars No idea what this is about
A great jazz soundtrack underscores this forlorn romance which seems to be something about two brothers and their dramas with their women, plus a sadsack father and his ex-wife. Read more
Published on November 7, 2008 by Bradley F. Smith
1.0 out of 5 stars Beyond The Valley of Pretentiousness - Absolute Drivel!
Only the French.

I mean, I wish to God they "didn't" live up to every cliché chucked at their cinema making, but this is absolute pretentious dross on a scale... Read more
Published on January 3, 2008 by Mark Barry
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