Paris Nous Appartient (Paris is Ours)
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Paris Nous Appartient begins at the end-with a mysterious suicide. Curious as to why a young Spaniard would take his own life, Betty Schneider visits many of the places frequented by the dead youth. She learns from theatre-director Giani Esposito that the suicide victim was part of a sinister international conspiracy. She further learns from American-expatriate Daniel Crohem that Esposito has also been targeted for persecution by the conspirators. By the time Schneider realizes that the conspiracy was merely a figment of the neurotic Crohem's imagination, the terrified Esposito has killed… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"All this is overblown, making it pretentious, slow-moving and fairly confused. It takes much too long to tell its over-complicated story."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Despite its frustrating use of vague suspense and being overblown, Rivette's debut is sound both intellectually and philosophically."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"This first feature by Jacques Rivette kindled the flame that became known as the French New Wave."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"By no means this great filmmaker's best, it's still an auspicious beginning."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"The movie is a time capsule that is worth opening up to sniff the mood of its age."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"This uncertain first feature from Jacques Rivette from 1961 grew on me -- but it took a while."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Jacques Rivette's troubled and troubling account of Parisians in the late 50s remains in some ways the most intellectually and philosophically mature of them as well as one of the most beautiful."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Rivette was perhaps more of a prognosticator than he realized, anticipating the downfall of the very movement he was involved in before it had effectively begun."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Slant Magazine
"A stimulating introduction to Rivette's playful and singular cinematic universe."
‑ Tom Dawson, Film4
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