Paris Nous Appartient (Paris is Ours)
Paris Nous Appartient (Paris is Ours) (1960)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 11, 2003
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

Rivette's tightly wound images turn the ornate architecture of Paris into a labyrinth of intimate entanglements and apocalyptic menace; he evokes the fearsome mysteries beneath the surface ...

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine

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.

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Variety Staff

All this is overblown, making it pretentious, slow-moving and fairly confused. It takes much too long to tell its over-complicated story.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Despite its frustrating use of vague suspense and being overblown, Rivette's debut is sound both intellectually and philosophically.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

This first feature by Jacques Rivette kindled the flame that became known as the French New Wave.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

By no means this great filmmaker's best, it's still an auspicious beginning.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

The movie is a time capsule that is worth opening up to sniff the mood of its age.

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Peter Bradshaw

This uncertain first feature from Jacques Rivette from 1961 grew on me -- but it took a while.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Emily B.
Jacques Rivette's first feature was filmed over the course of three years which goes to explaining some of the inconsistencies. At the heart of the plot is… More