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Paris 36 (2008)

Faubourg 36 (original title)
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A man is charged with murder. He is Pigoil, the aging stage manager at Chansonia, a music hall in a Paris faubourg. His confession is a long flashback to New Year's Eve, 1935, when he ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Jugnot ... Pigoil
Clovis Cornillac ... Milou
Kad Merad ... Jacky
Nora Arnezeder ... Douce
Pierre Richard ... Monsieur TSF
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu ... Galapiat
Maxence Perrin ... Jojo
François Morel ... Célestin
Élisabeth Vitali Élisabeth Vitali ... Viviane
Christophe Kourotchkine Christophe Kourotchkine ... Lebeaupin
Éric Naggar Éric Naggar ... Grevoul
Eric Prat Eric Prat ... Commissaire Tortil
Julien Courbey Julien Courbey ... Mondain
Philippe du Janerand ... Triquet
Marc Citti Marc Citti ... L'inspecteur du Quai des Orfèvres
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A man is charged with murder. He is Pigoil, the aging stage manager at Chansonia, a music hall in a Paris faubourg. His confession is a long flashback to New Year's Eve, 1935, when he discovers his wife is unfaithful and Galapiat, the local mobster, closes the music hall. Over the next few months, Pigoil loses custody of his beloved son, Jo-Jo, and must find work. Pigoil and his pals take over the Chansonia as a co-op; Galapiat is momentarily benign. Their star is the young Douce, a girl from near Lille for whom Galapiat lusts. She in turn falls in love with Milou, a local Red. There are ups and downs, but mostly ups - but what about Jo-Jo and what about the murder? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A grand tale of early theatre life.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and nudity, violence and brief language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Faubourg is not French for "the district." It is a contraction of "faux bourg", French for "false town" and were used to designate smaller towns attached to larger towns or cities. A lot of these faubourgs were independent cities until they were attached to Paris and lost all independence around during the 17th and 18th century. A new outer wall was later erected around the city. These faubourgs, especially those on the East side, were usually blue collar, with a very active night life. See more »

Goofs

When Jacky accidentally turns on the radio while Pigoil is talking to his wife and her new lover, the radio is very loud immediately after Jacky flips the switch. On this type of old tube amplified radio, it would take several seconds for the tubes to heat up and amplify any signal, and the volume would go up very slowly. See more »

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Referenced in Faubourg 36 - Le making of (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Sous le balcon de Maria
Music by Reinhardt Wagner
Lyrics by Frank Thomas
Performed by Gilles San Juan
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A great fantasy tribute to Paris in the 1930s
29 April 2009 | by moore2772See all my reviews

I loved it! Boz Luhrmann meets Cinema Paradiso in numerous ways. The plot is simple, as others here have already described. But it retains an abundance of charm. The undercurrents of antisemitism and fascism that were persistent in 1936 France are themes rarely seen on screen. Ditto for the Communist workers' movement during the same time. The clashes between these two groups were inevitable, and this film depicts that struggle brilliantly, without preaching to us or hitting us over the head with it. All the acting, singing and dancing are extremely well-done, and the cinematography, while Luhrmann-esquire is engaging. Best of all perhaps is the music. This film is destined to be a classic, and will always be on my favorites list. The only thing I would change is that I would retain the original title. The audience for this film is sophisticated enough to handle it.


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Language:

French

Release Date:

24 September 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Paris 36 See more »

Filming Locations:

Surtainville, Manche, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,690, 5 April 2009

Gross USA:

$851,540

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,940,622
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DTS 70 mm (70 mm print)| Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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