Saturday, November 25, 2006

Dans Paris

To the question "Can love make someone jump from a bridge?", Dans Paris answers with two kinds of feelings: the love/break-up between a couple and the love existing between two brothers. Like ying and yang, the older and younger brother couldn't be more different, just like the scenes inside the appartment and the ones taking place around Paris streets. Or maybe not... French cinema is known as a laboratory of experiments ever since the Nouvelle Vague, and this beautiful, sometimes touching, sometimes funny movie pays a strong homage to it, while showing us once more why Paris has such a special place in cinema's history. And if sometimes experimentation doesn't succeed (the first minutes of Dans Paris can seem a bit too artificial and pretentious) when it does it's pure magic, which is ultimately what cinema is here for.

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