Dans Paris
Dans Paris (2007)

French sex symbols Romain Duris and Louis Garrel join screen icons Guy Marchand and Marie-France Pisier in writer-director Christophe Honoré's four-character chamber drama Dans Paris (Inside Paris). Duris plays Paul, a young man in his… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 8, 2007
DVD Release Date: May 6, 2008
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Director Christophe Honore updates the pretensions and the charms of the French New Wave for Dans Paris, his poignant yet frustratingly dense film.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

A lighthearted riff on heavy themes, Dans Paris is a knowing throwback to the playful, profound works of the early French New Wave.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The situation is less interesting than Honoré's eclectic style...

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Robert Horton
Film Comment Magazine

Dans Paris is not merely allusive to the French New Wave, it's practically Tarantino-esque.

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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

Moody, mannered and supremely irritating.

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Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune

Dans Paris is limned with human stumbling, snatches of temporary joy laced with existential disquiet and the desperation of souls at sea in a sterile universe but not to be denied grasps of pleasure.

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Robert Davis
Paste Magazine

It shouldn't work, but it does, as a vibrant, modern re-imagining of the New Wave aesthetic, at once mopey, sweet, playful and madly in love with Americana and cinema itself.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

Dans Paris has a lot of whining about women, interrupted with impulsive trysts and bouts of dancing.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

By the time it's over, you feel as if you've taken a graduate course at UCLA film school.

Marlow Stern
Manhattan Movie Magazine

will induce a shortage in precious vacation days, stirring up visions of oneself mimicking the carefree Jonathan, gallivanting about Paris without a care in the world

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Watching this is comparable to having a long sharp needle slowly going through your forehead for ninety minutes, but at least Louis Garrel is a breath of fresh… More
Daniel Parsons
Fabulous experimental homage to French New Wave cinema; it is warm, perceptive, tender and funny without being pretentious - quite a feat for a film that… More
Eric S
I especially like how this film begins, and at the turning point near the middle when things really began to take shape and come together which makes it what it… More
Walter M.
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