(aka "Inside Paris" )


directed by Christophe Honoré
France / Portugal 2006


Joana loves Paul. Paul now has reservations. Despite the strength of their relationship, their love is coming to an end, and they are separating. Paul moves back in with his father in Paris. He soon refuses to leave his younger brother’s bedroom in which he settles. Joana is no longer here; depression is creeping over him. His brother Jonathan and his father try to comfort Paul, each in their own way, to help him overcome his heartache. Paul’s father looks after him with an often excessive presence and paternal love; his brother entertains him and describes the mild extravagance of his womanizing. Throughout the film, Paris looms large as a beautiful, vibrant city whose inhabitants are getting ready for Christmas and the jazzy score by Alex Beaupain hits just the right note in this consistently entertaining and stylish film.


Theatrical Release: France 25 May 2006 (Cannes Film Festival)

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DVD Review: Artificial Eye - Region 2 - PAL

Big thanks to Per-Olof Strandberg for the Review!

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Artificial Eye

Region 2 - PAL

Runtime 1:29:45 (4% PAL speedup)

1:1.85 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: ? mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

Audio French (Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles English, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Artificial Eye

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1:1.85

Edition Details:
• Interview with Christophe Honoré (28:13)
• Interview with Louis Garrel and Joana Preiss (27:42)
• Trailer (1:40 / Letterbox)
• Stills Gallery
• Filmographies
• DVD-9 (SS-DL)

DVD Release Date: Sep 24th, 2007
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The transfer for this film looks quite good, with some minor flaws. Most probably the film was shot with low light, and that is never the best for the DVD format. Many of the dark scenes are brightened up for home viewing, resulting in some film grain, lack of definition and minor compression artifacts. This can be a hazard of European filmmaking - where filmmakers seem less willing to compromise by shooting everything to suit potential media... both now and in the future. I viewed it with a projector, but I'm sure that it's even better on a well lit state-of-the-art television display.

Both the DD 2.0 and the DD 5.1 sound are strong, and make full justice to the moody jazz score.

A pleasant surprise from Christophe Honoré, who has made a respectful homage to both Truffaut and the Nouvelle vague.

 - Per-Olof Strandberg


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