From CÃ©dric Klapisch - the award-winning writer/director of L'AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE - comes a deliciously intimate new valentine to The City Of Lights featuring an all-star cast that includes OscarÂ®-winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient), Romain Duris (The Beat That My Heart Skipped), MÃ©lanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds) and FranÃ§ois Cluzet (Tell No One). It's the story of a young Moulin Rouge dancer (Duris) awaiting a heart transplant, his single-mother / social worker sister (Binoche), and their rediscovery of the life, laughter and love that hides within every balcony, apartment window, street corner and market stall. These are the stories of the middle-class and bourgeois, immigrants and students, fashion models and homeless, and all the lovers and strangers whose paths could only cross - and whose worlds are about to change forever - in PARIS.
Clovis Cornillac,Stephane Debac,Kad Merad,Gérard Jugnot,Pierre Richard,Maxence Perrin
In a working class district in the north of Paris, a neighborhood that probably had a name once but that everyone now simply calls the Faubourg. At the top of the hill, a view over Paris to one side, and, to the other, the burgeoning suburbs of the city. A small square, a few shops, lospided buildlings, cobbled streets and the peeling facade of the neighborhood music hall, the Chansonia.
In this blue-collar neighborhood, the triumphant election of the Poplar Front government is greeted with enthusiasm and hopes for a brither tomrorrow, yet stirs up all kinds of extremism, Among the new government's promises, the famous law on paid holidays that will allow numerous workers to see the sea for the first time.
In early May, three inhabitants of the Faubourg, show-business workers and close freinds, do not share other people's wild hopes, the Chansonia, the music hall that employed them, closed down four months earlier leaving them all unemployed!