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366 Ratings

Paris Prestige

Les derniers Parisiens

France, 2016


Out on parole, Nas returns to his neighborhood, Pigalle, where he gets together again with his friends and his older brother, Arezki, who runs a bar, Le Prestige. Nas is determined to make a name for himself and Le Prestige might just offer him a good springboard.

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Paris Prestige Directed by Hamé Bourokba, Ekoué Labitey

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  • fearraigh's rating of the film Paris Prestige

    Though there is no shortage of French films about minority communities, it's rare you see one set intra-muros in Paris. This tale of an ex-con, played by the ever brilliant Kateb, trying to become legit (in Pigalle of all places!) is a well modulated film that will ring true to anyone who knows that part of Paris. Reminded me of Mean Streets, in a non-derivative way. Only flaw is Laurent, who looks a bit out of place

  • msmichel's rating of the film Paris Prestige

    Enjoyable first feature from directors Hame and Ekoue featuring a very strong turn by Reda Kateb as a recently released con given a brief taste of a better life before being conned himself. Set in the Pigalle district of Paris the vibrant life of the neighbourhood is well captured.

  • Rafael Fonseca's rating of the film Paris Prestige

    An impressive film. More preoccupied with constructive relationships in its fluidic web of characters than the destructive derailments centerstage of other films among the 'New' "City-movies" (Berlin's VICTORIA, New York's GOOD TIME),the neighbourhood of Pigalle, Paris is nonetheless a character here,among this group of outliers and low lives trying to go by and better themselves-refreshing,realist drama,no artifice.

  • ermonnezza's rating of the film Paris Prestige

    The movie realistically features multiple strippers, and prostitutes. The casual sexism displayed by the male protagonists is also realistic. The directors seem to endorse this by failing to portray these women as human beings: they play no bigger role than the bottles and cigarettes that entertain men. Pity because they seem to know how to arouse sympathy for other minor characters, like the homeless man or the aunt

  • glhrmefc's rating of the film Paris Prestige

    You will fall, rise and fall again, and in the end, remain friends and family. It is also interesting to see a real Paris. Different from what is generally seen (just glamor and romance).

  • chloe's rating of the film Paris Prestige

    It takes a talented and intelligent film maker to keep you interested in characters that just seem like a**holes and then create an unexpected turning point which makes you see them in a new light. realist in the best sense of the word- the day-to-day reality of Parisian life I recognise from living there. a deeply human story about the kind of men you might well write off.

  • Asif Jatt's rating of the film Paris Prestige

    I enjoyed this very much. It shows a side of Paris we don't get to see so often in movies set there. This is the gritty Paris of the immigrant community and it is a million miles away from the cafes of the Left Bank where beautiful students discuss philosophy whilst having love affairs. This tale of two brothers was brilliantly acted. The only false note seemed Melanie Laurent as she seemed out of place here.

  • Dag Kaszlikowski's rating of the film Paris Prestige

    It’s a simple story, told and filmed in a bare-bones style. You swallow it like a good single malt whiskey, you feel good and then you forget about it except maybe for the farewell scene where brothers hug and go their ways. This will stay with you for a little while. And perhaps that’s good enough.

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