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10 Films To Extend Your Summer In Paris

While our Films on the Green' Summer in Paris is winding down to a close, we can’t help but wish it would never end. Fortunately, we have put together a list of 10 films that can help sustain our love for the City of Lights while we continue about our days here in New York City.

 

HOTEL DU NORD by Marcel Carné (1938)When Renee (Anabella) and Pierre (Jean-Pierre Aumont) check into the Hotel du Nord in Paris, they don’t plan on staying long. Together, they make a pact to die in each other’s arms; but once Pierre shoots Renee, he reconsiders their promise and flees.(Available on Hulu)

 

FRENCH CANCAN by Jean Renoir (1955)During a visit to the city of Montmartre, Parisian theater producer (Jean Gabin) rediscovers an old-fashioned dance—the can-can. In hopes of revitalizing his business, he brings back the dance to Paris along with a new dancer, Nini (Françoise Arnoul).(Available on Hulu)

 

LE SAMOURAI by Jean-Pierre Melville (1967)Professional hitman Jef Costello (Alain Delon) is not one to get caught. However, things go awry when he kills a nightclub owner with witnesses present. While the police chase him, he must find a way to clear his name and avoid getting caught.(Available on iTunes, Vudu, and Amazon)

 

FULL MOON IN PARIS (LES NUITS DE LA PLEINE LUNE) by Eric Rohmer (1984)Louise (Pascale Ogier), a young interior designer, is determined to retain her freedom as a single woman but does not want to let go of her two lovers. In an effort to remain untied, she holds on to her lover, Rémi (Tcheky Karyo), in a home in the suburbs even as she sets up a pied-a-terre in the city of Paris.(Available on iTunes, Vudu, and Amazon)

 

LA HAINE by Mathieu Kassovitz (1995)After a riot in the suburbs of Paris, Abdel is left in a coma, having been beaten up while in police custody. His hot-headed friend Vinz (Vincent Cassel) finds a gun lost by a policeman in the riot, which sets off a chain of uncontrollable events.(Available on Hulu and Amazon)

 

TELL NO ONE (NE LE DIS A PERSONNE) by Guillaume Canet (2006)After his wife (Marie-Josée Croze) is found murdered, Alexandre Beck (François Cluzet) attempts to resume his normal life but later becomes a suspect in his wife’s case. As the investigation digs deeper, Alexandre is led to believe that perhaps is wife might be alive after all.(Available on Vudu and Netflix)

 

PARIS JE T’AIME (2007)Acting as a collection of twenty love poems to the city of Paris, each vignette follows a story within one of the many Parisian ‘arrondissements’. Featuring directors such as Olivier Assayas, Alfonso Cuaron, and Tom Tykwer, each segment acts as a brush stroke that creates a beautiful portrait of Paris.(Available on Vudu, iTunes, and Amazon)

 

LOVE SONGS (LES CHANSONS D’AMOUR) by Christophe Honoré (2007)When two lovers (Louis Garrel and Ludivine Sagnier) in Paris invite Alice (Clotilde Hesme) to join their relationship, things seem to be going just fine. However, death destabilizes the relationship and the lovers are forced to readjust to their new lives.(Available on iTunes)                

 

A CAT IN PARIS (UNE VIE DE CHAT) by Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli (2012)A young girl discovers an entirely new life thanks to her feline friend who she finds out is a cat by day and burglar accomplice by night. When the girl is kidnapped by gangsters, the burglar and her cat must act to save her.(Available on iTunes, Vudu, and Amazon)

 

THE FRENCH MINISTER (QUAI D’ORSAY) by Bertrand Tavernier (2013)A young speechwriter (Raphaël Personnaz) must learn to traverse the world of politics when he is hired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Thierry Lhermitte). It is there that the young writer realizes the impact of language in both the public and private spheres.(Available on Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon)

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