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Paris Belongs to Us
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1,066 Ratings

PARIS BELONGS TO US

Paris nous appartient

Directed by Jacques Rivette
France, 1961
Mystery, Drama, Thriller

Synopsis

Young literature student, Anne, immerses herself in a theater troupe of bohemians and becomes involved with the producer Gerard, who is staging Shakespeare’s Pericles. But it’s not long before her life falls under the shadow of a devious and powerful—though perhaps nonexistent?—conspiracy.

Synopsis

Young literature student, Anne, immerses herself in a theater troupe of bohemians and becomes involved with the producer Gerard, who is staging Shakespeare’s Pericles. But it’s not long before her life falls under the shadow of a devious and powerful—though perhaps nonexistent?—conspiracy.

Our take

One of the key inciting films of the French New Wave, Jacques Rivette’s rough-and-ready debut is an enigmatic time-capsule of Left Bank Paris. Centering on a no-budget theatrical production and imbued with conspiratorial anxiety, this quasi-thriller couldn’t be mistaken for the work of anyone else!