Paris Belongs to Us [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1960]

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Special Features

  • 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
  • New interview with Richard Neupert, author of A History of the French New Wave Cinema
  • Trailer


Paris Nous Appartient
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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Betty Schneider
    Betty Schneider - Anne Goupil
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    Gianni Esposito - Gerard Lenz
  • Françoise Prevost
    Françoise Prevost - Terry Yok
  • François Maistre
    François Maistre - Pierre Goupil
  • Jean-Claude Brialy
    Jean-Claude Brialy - Jean Marc

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