Paris Belongs to Us (Paris Nous Appartient) (1960)
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as Anne Goupil
as Gerard Lenz
as Terry Yok
as Pierre Goupil
as Jean Marc
as De Georges
Critic Reviews for Paris Belongs to Us (Paris Nous Appartient)
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 ...
All this is overblown, making it pretentious, slow-moving and fairly confused. It takes much too long to tell its over-complicated story.
By no means this great filmmaker's best, it's still an auspicious beginning.
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.
Some pretty yawn- provoking detail, as well as its basic, though not necessarily insurmountable, disadvantages of ambiguity, woolliness and apparent triviality.
Audience Reviews for Paris Belongs to Us (Paris Nous Appartient)
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 some sort of mystery/conspiracy, but we the audience never find out what exactly it is the characters are talking about. Though we never find out what is going on, the dialogue and goings on between each character never fail to keep your interest. This added with the experimental jazz style score makes a strange almost surreal film. Look out for cameos by Rivette, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Demy and a fabulous appearance by Jean-Luc Godard.
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