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Les Parisiens

Les Parisiens

A Feature film by Claude Lelouch

Produced by Les Films 13

Release in France : 15/09/2004

    Synopsis

    Let’s imagine a spy satellite floating above the Earth, zooming in on a sample group of individuals (and, just like a drop of water can sum up an ocean, Paris could symbolize the world) who represent all the foibles of human beings. We have a ruined banker, a homeless person for whom the end is preferable to hunger, the manager of a brasserie, “Gare du Nord,” looking for adventure, a police captain madly in love with his colleague’s wife, a film director trying to find a subject, a jewelry seller (who, is in fact, a gold-digger), a fake cab driver but a real crook, an impresario who is as charming as he is Machiavellian, a shady real estate agent, a mad cow that’s wandered on to the high-speed train tracks, a prostitute as honest as she is maternal, an underground restaurant not listed in any guide, a Christ crucified in front of the Sacré Coeur, and opera-loving and swinger politicians. In short, an entire inventory in the Prévert style, a whole sample of men and women who all dream of being on the same level of what we could call a Richter love scale. But the truth is, we are rarely all on the same level. AND WE REMAIN FAITHFUL FOR AS LONG AS WE DON'T FIND ANYTHING BETTER!
    All of us are in a state of permanent jetlag when it comes to each other. It’s well known that A still loves B who loves C who prefers D. Racine created tragedies from this material, whereas, we propose to describe this quest for love as pure comedy. We could almost call it a musical, for the weft of “Parisians” is woven by a pair of singers (Shaa and Massimo) who comment on this human microcosm through song.
    These two singers even become, little by little, the main characters of this adventure, and, alone, symbolize some of the joys and difficulties of living in the City of Lights. Claude Lelouch

    Actors (56)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films 13

    French distribution :

    Les Films 13

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Les Films 26

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    Full credits (15)

    Assistant Director :

    Vanya Peirani-Vignes

    Screenwriters :

    Claude Lelouch, Pierre Uytterhoeven

    Sound recordists :

    Harald Maury, Jean-Charles Martel

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Arlette Gordon

    Sound Editor :

    Jean Gargonne

    Production Designer :

    François Chauvaud

    Stunt performer :

    Loic Saintilan

    Still Photographer :

    Éric Caro

    Producer :

    Claude Lelouch

    Director of Photography :

    Gérard de Battista

    Production Manager :

    Rémi Bergman

    Editor :

    Stéphane Mazalaigue

    Continuity supervisor :

    Marion Pin

    Music Composer :

    Francis Lai

    Costume designer :

    Karine Serrano

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy, Drama

    Themes :

    History, Fate

    Production language :

    French, Italian

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2004

    French release :

    15/09/2004

    Runtime :

    1 h 59 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    109.326

    Visa issue date :

    10/09/2004

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD