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  • Summary: While waiting for a heart transplant that could save his life, Pierre reunites with his sister and her lively children. This rediscovery of his family and observation of the teeming streets outside his window give Pierre hope, and a new sense of how he might spend the time still left to him. A cinematic love letter to the city that seems to hide a story behind every shop window, small alley, street market or grand apartment building, the film explores the life and love possible only in PARIS. Expand
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  1. Klapisch's masterstroke was to place at the center of a movie a man, forced by circumstances, to stop and simply observe.
  2. 88
    Every character has life and depth. It's unusual for an episodic film to involve us so well in individual lives; as the narrative circles through their stories, we're genuinely curious about what will happen next.
  3. Has a mature tapestry of characters, a welcome sense of humor and, most crucially, a lovely Juliette Binoche.
  4. There are enough intersecting characters from different classes and backgrounds in Paris to evoke the city as a complex, healthy organism, whose parts are all connected. If it is too lighthearted to show the actual political and economic machinery behind it, its celebration of how well that machinery works produces a pleasant afterglow.
  5. To a one, they're terrific. But in this overpacked ensemble cast, it's Binoche you want to see more of.
  6. 67
    Paris flits from story to story and character to character without doing justice to any of them.
  7. 40
    This could have been a true urban mosaic. Instead, we simply get a vision of Paris as the city of lite.

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