PARIS (2008) SBS ONE, 11.10PM, M, DRAMA

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Lives in­ter­sect in un­ex­pected ways in an all-star ex­plo­ration of love, loss and re­la­tion­ships on the streets of the French cap­i­tal. Gal­lic helmer Cédric Klapisch ( The Span­ishA­part­ment) makes great use of a daz­zling en­sem­ble cast, in­clud­ing Juli­ette Binoche, Fabrice Lu­chini and François Cluzet, to tell the story of a young man (Ro­main Duris, on his sixth joint ven­ture with Klapisch) who is un­ex­pect­edly con­fronted with his mor­tal­ity. His sub­se­quent tour through the City of Light weaves to­gether the lives of his beloved sis­ter (Binoche), his neigh­bours (some known, some not), friends and work­mates in a multi-lay­ered story of love, fa­mil­ial bonds, lone­li­ness and com­pas­sion. Death hangs heav­ily over the drama, not only with the pro­tag­o­nist’s life-threat­en­ing con­di­tion but in other, less ob­vi­ous ways, yet this is not a mor­bid film. De­spite the tough sub­ject mat­ter, it re­mains sur­pris­ingly up­lift­ing. ★★★★★

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