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Paris Belongs to Us

Paris Belongs to Us

A Feature film by Jacques Rivette

Produced by Les films du Carrosse, Ajym Films

Release in France : 13/12/1961

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Les films du Carrosse, Ajym Films

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Anne Goupil is a literature student in Paris in 1957. Her elder brother, Pierre, takes her to a friend's party where the guests include Philip Kaufman, an expatriate American escaping McCarthyism, and Gerard Lenz, a theatre director who arrives with the mysterious woman Terry. The talk at the party is about the apparent suicide of their friend Juan, a Spanish activist who had recently broken up with Terry. Philip warns Anne that the forces that killed Juan will soon do the same to Gerard. Gerard is trying to rehearse Shakespeare's "Pericles", although he has no financial backing. Anne takes a part in the play to help Gerard, and to try to discover why Juan died.

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Paris Belongs to Us (French: Paris nous appartient, sometimes translated as Paris Is Ours) is a 1960 mystery film directed by Jacques Rivette and starring Betty Schneider. Begun in 1957 and completed three years later, it was then-critic Rivette's first full-length film as a director and one of the first works of the French New Wave, though it was not released theatrically until 1961.

Like fellow Cahiers du cinéma critic Eric Rohmer, Rivette did not find popularity with his early films and, unlike many of his New Wave compatriots, he remained at Cahiers for most of the core New Wave era (1958–1968) and completed only two other features during the period.

The film features cameos by fellow New Wave directors Claude Chabrol (who co-produced the film), Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Demy and Rivette himself.

Writing in the film journal Senses of Cinema, critic Hamish Ford said of the film: "...for me at least, his debut feature is a perfect film in its way. If the first work of a long career should, at least in the oeuvre-charting rear-vision mirror, offer an appropriately characteristic or even perhaps idiosyncratic entry point into a distinct film-world, then Paris nous appartient is indeed a perfect 'first' Rivette in its combination of formal daring and conceptual elusiveness."

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Assistant directors :

Suzanne Schiffman, Jean Vautrin

Producers :

Roland Nonin, François Truffaut, Claude Chabrol

Director of Photography :

Charles Bitsch

Assistant Operator :

André Mrugalski

Editor :

Denise de Casabianca

Dialogue Writers :

Jacques Rivette, Jean Gruault

Screenwriters :

Jacques Rivette, Jean Gruault

Sound Recordist :

Christian Hackspill

Production managers :

Robert Lachenay, Roland Nonin

Music Composer :

Philippe Arthuys

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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2 h 15 min

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