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10 of the greatest films set in Paris -part 2

26 Jan

1. Les Aventures extraordinaires d’Adèle Blanc-Sec, Luc Besson, 2010 takes place primarily in Paris, France, circa 1912. Adèle Blanc-Sec, a journalist and travel writer wants to revive Ramesses II’s mummified doctor so he can save her sister Agathe, who is comatose following an unfortunate tennis incident.

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2. La femme de l’aviateur, Éric Rohmer, 1981. A young man and a girl he meets in the bus follow a man who he believes to be the lover of his girlfriend.

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3. Paris, je t’aime, 22 directors including: Wes Craven, Gus van Sant, 2006. The anthology film consists of eighteen short films set in different arrondissements of Paris.

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4. Paris vu par…, 6 directors including Godard, Chabrol, Rohmer, 1965. Same as Paris je t’aime, Paris vu par… is an anthology film that shows how the city is seen and understood by six influential film directors.

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5. La Chinoise, Jean-Luc Godard, 1967 takes place in a small apartment,and it’s structured as a series of personal and ideological dialogues dramatizing the interactions of five French university students belonging to a radical Maoist group called the “Aden Arabie Cell” (named for the novel, Aden, Arabie, by Paul Nizan). (Wikipedia)

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6. Masculin féminin: 15 faits précis, Jean Luc- Godard, 1966. Paul, a romantic young idealist meets pop star Madeleine in a bar and the two soon become romantically involved.

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7. Prénom Carmen, Jean-Luc Godard, 1983. Carmen, a female member of a terrorist gang falls in love with a security guard, during a robbery.

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8. Les Enfants Terribles, Jean-Pierre Melville, 1950. Two teenagers, a boy and his sister are inseparable; they live in the same room, fight, play secret games, and rarely leave the house. Paul’s friend Gerard often stays with them.

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9. Zazie dans le métro, Louis Malle, 1960. Zazie has to stay two days with her relatives in Paris, so that her mother can spend some time with her lover. Zazie escapes her uncle’s custody and sets out to explore Paris on her own.

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10. Vie privée, Louis Malle, 1962. Eighteen-year-old Jill heads off to Paris to become a model and dancer. Soon, she is discovered by a film producer and made into a big movie star.

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See also : 10 of the greatest films set in Paris -part one