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Paris 36

Paris 36

A Feature film by Christophe Barratier

Produced by Galatée Films

Release in France : 24/09/2008

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Executive Producer :

Galatée Films

Foreign production company :

Constantin Film

French distribution :

Pathé Distribution

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The action takes place between December 1935 and July 1936 in a working-class neighbourhood in the north-east of Paris. The spring election of the Popular Front government gives rise to the craziest hopes and extremism of every sort. It’s here that three out-of-work theater professionals decide to take over the music hall where they were employed only a few months before, determined to put on a hit show. This place will be the stage for the most ephemeral of wonderful ventures.

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Paris 36

Official Trailer (english subtitles)


Paris 36

Trailer : "French Cinoche - Le Cinéma français est en voyage d'affaires" (Canal+ - 2009)

Shot between October 2008 and March 2009, this documentary gives us the lowdown on the current state of affairs for French films around the world. The film follows the travels of a host of French actors and directors participating in around a dozen promotional initiatives organized by Unifrance, including French film festivals, international film festivals, previews and premiere screenings, press junkets, and so forth.

Among artists featured are Laurent Cantet, who was in New York to present his film Entre les murs (The Class), Agnès Varda taking part in interviews in Paris, Juliette Binoche as president of the Tokyo French Film Festival, Cédric Klapisch introducing his film Paris in Moscow, Josiane Balasko promoting her film Cliente (Client aka A French Gigolo) in Rome, Dany Boon promoting Le Code a changé (Change of Plans) in Brussels, and Gérard Jugnot presenting Faubourg 36 (Paris 36) in Australia.

These artists offer us their off-the-cuff comments and impressions during breaks between interviews, photo sessions, press conferences, at gala dinners, premiere screenings, meetings with audiences, and other promotional events.

This 60-minute documentary, which was made possible thanks to the participation of the CNC and Canal+, takes us backstage at these cultural and promotional initiatives around the world and gives us an insight into one of the aspects of Unifrance’s day-to-day work in support of French cinema.

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Full credits (16)

Executive Producers :

Jacques Perrin, Nicolas Mauvernay

Original ideas :

Frank Thomas, Jean-Michel Derenne, Reinhardt Wagner

Co-producer :

Romain Le Grand

Sound recordists :

Daniel Sobrino, Roman Dymny, Vincent Goujon

Press Attachés (film) :

Dominique Segall, Eva Simonet

Continuity supervisor :

Françoise Thouvenot

Music Composer :

Reinhardt Wagner

Choreographer :

Corinne Devaux

Assistant director :

Valérie Othnin-Girard

Screenwriter :

Christophe Barratier

Director of Photography :

Tom Stern

Production Manager :

François Hamel

Editor :

Yves Deschamps

Production Designer :

Jean Rabasse

Casting :

Sylvie Brocheré

Costume designer :

Carine Sarfati

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Feature film

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France, Germany, Czech Republic

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Majority French (France, Germany, Czech Republic)

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2 h

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Dolby SRD

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Posters (7)


News (12)

Festival Selections (20)

French Film Festival in Indonesia  - 2010

French Film Festival in Indonesia (Indonesia, 2010)


Academy Awards - 2010

Academy Awards (United States, 2010)


Nomination for Best Original Song : Frank Thomas, Reinhardt Wagner

French Film Tour in Mexico - 2009

French Film Tour in Mexico (Mexico, 2009)


Official Selection

Haugesund International Film Festival - 2009

Haugesund International Film Festival (Norway, 2009)


Official Selection

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2009

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2009)

Selection (5)

Best Sound : Roman Dymny, Vincent Goujon, Daniel Sobrino

Best Cinematography : Tom Stern

Best Original Music : Reinhardt Wagner

Best Costume Design : Carine Sarfati

Best Production Design : Jean Rabasse

Lisbon - French Film Festival - 2008

Lisbon - French Film Festival (Portugal, 2008)


Section principale

TIFF - 2008

TIFF (Canada, 2008)


Special presentations

Montreal World Film Festival - 2008

Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 2008)


Compétition internationale

Delegations (7)

Presskit (2)