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ParisThe French director Cédric Klapisch is a glib wizard at weaving folks together, but there are too many secondhand characters roving through ParisComedy, Drama, Foreign LanguagePT128MRThe French director Cédric Klapisch is a glib wizard at weaving folks together, but there are too many secondhand characters roving through 2009-10-01Francois CluzetRomain DurisFrancois Cluzet, Romain Duris
Juliette Binoche, Paris

(David Koskas)

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Paris

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Foreign Language; Starring: Juliette Binoche, Romain Duris, Francois Cluzet, Romain Duris; Director: Cedric Klapisch; Author: Cedric Klapisch; Runtime (in minutes): 128; MPAA Rating: R

The French director Cédric Klapisch is a glib wizard at weaving folks together, but there are too many secondhand characters roving through Paris, his latest ensemble piece. There’s the young man (Romain Duris) who may have a fatal heart condition; his caretaker sister (Juliette Binoche); the jaded professor (Fabrice Luchini) who stalks a student (and embarrasses us with his ”rock dancing”); his polar-opposite brother (François Cluzet) — all diagrammed to evoke the old/young, archaic/modern paradox of life in Paris. But there’s no denying that it all plays. B?

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