Tag Archives: Paris

Movie review: The Emperor of Paris (L’Empereur de Paris) directed by Jean-Francois Richet (2018)

Product info: Legendary escaped from prison, Eugène-François Vidocq (Vincent Cassel) tries to be forgotten by becoming a simple rag trader. But he is overtaken by his past and accused of a murder of which he is innocent. By a sudden … Continue reading

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Spies of the Balkans (Nigth Soldiers 11) by Alan Furst

Product info (from Goodreads): Greece, 1940. Not sunny vacation Greece: northern Greece, Macedonian Greece, Balkan Greece–the city of Salonika. In that ancient port, with its wharves and warehouses, dark lanes and Turkish mansions, brothels and tavernas, a tense political drama … Continue reading

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Kingdom of Shadows (Night Soldiers 06) by Alan Furst

Product info: Nicolas Morath is an ex-pat from Hungary residing in Paris right before WWII. He is enjoying an easy life, working as an ad executive and seeing an attractive Argentine heiress called Cara. As the big conflict approaches his … Continue reading

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Movie review: The Girl on the Train (La Fille du RER) (2009) directed by Andre Techine

This movie has nothing to do with The Girl on the Train directed by Tate Taylor and  released in 2016. Nothing whatsoever. Still I do admit I found it while searching for the former. I don’t regret it, to be … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Ratatouille by Brad Bird

Synopsis: It’s hard being a rat, let alone a rat with culinary aspirations. After all the paths of rats and humans should never cross. Still Remy, a small but sympathetic rodent, is convinced he has what it takes to break … Continue reading

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Movie review: Chéri directed by Stephen Frears

Synopsis: France, the beginning of 20th century, just before the WWI. Lea de Lonval (Michelle Pfeiffer) is a beautiful but ageing Parisian courtesan, currently without court. She doesn’t complain. As she’s been very successful and quite business-savvy, she managed to … Continue reading

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