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Paris Belongs to Us

Paris Belongs to Us

Betty Schneider
Director: Jacques Rivette Cast: Betty Schneider
Betty Schneider
, Gianni Esposito
Gianni Esposito
, Françoise Prevost
Françoise Prevost
Jacques Rivette

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Paris Nous Appartient begins at the end-with a mysterious suicide. Curious as to why a young Spaniard would take his own life, Betty Schneider visits many of the places frequented by the dead youth. She learns from theatre-director Giani Esposito that the suicide victim was part of a sinister international conspiracy. She further learns from American-expatriate Daniel Crohem that Esposito has also been targeted for persecution by the conspirators. By the time Schneider realizes that the conspiracy was merely a figment of the neurotic Crohem's imagination, the terrified Esposito has killed himself. The intrigues of the plot take second place to the film's centerpiece: an eternally-in-progress stage production of Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre. Now regarded as one of the pioneering efforts in the French "New Wave" movement, Paris Belongs to Us was also the first feature-length effort of director (and former critic and film theorist) Jacques Rivette.

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/08/2016
UPC: 0715515169813
Original Release: 1960
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 2:21:00
Sales rank: 42,507

Special Features

New interview with Richard Neupert, author of A History of the French New Wave Cinema Jacques Rivette's 1956 short film Le coup du berger, featuring cameos by fellow French New Wave directors Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, and François Truffaut

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Betty Schneider Anne Goupil
Gianni Esposito Gerard Lenz
Françoise Prevost Terry Yok
François Maistre Pierre Goupil
Jean-Claude Brialy Jean Marc
Jean-Marie Robain De Georges
Paul Bisciglia Actor
Claude Chabrol Actor
Jean-Pierre Delage Actor
Jacques Demy Actor
Jean-Luc Godard Actor
Jean Martin Actor
Henri Poirier Actor
André Thorent Actor

Technical Credits
Jacques Rivette Director,Screenwriter
Philippe Arthuys Score Composer
Charles Bitsch Cinematographer
Denise de Casabianca Editor
Jean Gruault Screenwriter
Roland Nonin Producer

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