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Six in Paris (Paris vu par...) (1969)

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A sextet of French filmmakers collaborated on Six in Paris (originally Paris vu Par...) Jean Douchet directed the film's first episode, "Saint Germain-des-Pres," the story of the up-and-down relationship between a male model (Jean-Francois Chappey) and an American coed (Barbara Wilkin). Jean Rouch's "Gare du Nord" is a haunting twist-of-fate tale involving a suicidal handsome stranger (Gilles Queant). Written and directed by Jean-Daniel Pollet, "Rue Saint-Denis" unites an experienced prostitute (Micheline Dax) with a garrulous customer (Claude Melki). "Place de l'Etoile," a Chekhovian guilt trip involving salesman Jean-Michael Rouziere and shabby, supposedly dead street person Marcel Gallon, was Eric Rohmer's contribution. Jean-Luc Godard's "Montparnasse-Levallois," photography by American documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, finds Joanne Shimkus in an imaginary menage a trois. Six in Paris is topped off by Claude Chabrol's "La Muette," wherein a family man (played by Chabrol himself) comes to grief when he purchases a pair of earplugs. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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New Yorker Films

Cast

Micheline Dax
as Prostitute
Claude Chabrol
as Husband
Barbara Wilkin
as Katherine
Marcel Gallon
as Victim
Gilles Quéant
as Stranger
Barbet Schroeder
as Jean-Pierre
Dany Saril
as Maid
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Critic Reviews for Six in Paris (Paris vu par...)

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

What most ensemble films lack in cohesiveness, Six in Paris finds in historical context. Forty years later, it is an essential testament of the French New Wave's energy, ingenuity and aesthetic.

Full Review… | December 5, 2008
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

Disappointingly lightweight.

June 24, 2006
Time Out
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If the six different locales are a standard Cook's Tour of the capital, most of the principals, however fleetingly, make Parisians, not Paris, diverting, if not memorable.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Probably the best of the anthology films that were briefly in vogue in the early 60s.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Like most sketch films, this is patchy, but the Rouch, Chabrol, and Rohmer segments shouldn't be missed.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Paris mon amour, 'more than a place, an intellectual climate'

Full Review… | March 15, 2010
CinePassion

Audience Reviews for Six in Paris (Paris vu par...)

It's a very La Nouvelle Vague thing. After all, it was a compilation of 6 different directors' short segments released in 1969. I like Jean Douchet's < Saint Germain-Des-Pres > most for its easiness.

WS Wu
WS Wu

this is a compilation of 6 short stories mabe about situations in paris in the mid 60s. sorry to say that out of the six, only one is memorable--- the second one I thought was chilling, especialy the ending. The others are all throw away as far as i am concerned.. so one decent one out of six makes 16.66 % favorable rating.

alan jay
alan jay

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½

Paris seen by great French directors. Interesting point of views. All them "darker" than the stories of "Paris je t´aime" and "Paris" (Cédric Klapisch) that, even showing bad sides of the city, end up bringing up a final (relative) good image of Paris. It´s interesting to notice how the main themes changed from the 60´s to nowadays.

Rubia  Carolina
Rubia Carolina

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