Writer Director: Christophe Barratier
Cast: Gerard Jugnot,, Kad Merad, Bernard Pierre Donnadieu
"Paris 36" is set in a Parisian neighbourhood in 1936. The focus is a local music hall and the people whose lives are tied up in it, from an aspiring singer to the stage manager whose wife has run off, to the Communist union leader to the fascist landlord. Writer-director Christophe Barratier manages an amazing juggling feat as he combines comedy, drama, politics, and romance, managing to keep all the balls in the air while creating a thoroughly entertaining film.
Pigoil is the stage manager. He is crushed by his wife's betrayal but focuses on reopening the theatre when the landlord shuts it down, desperate to have a success for the sake of his young son.
Jacky is at once the comic relief and one of the film's great tragic figures. A man of modest talent who wants to be a great comic and impressionist, he nearly closes down the theatre with his inept act. Yet when the landlord Galapiat recruits him to do anti-semitic bits at a local rally of Nazi sympathizers, he is greeted with laughs, cheers and applause. Jacky is conflicted. He's not a fascist or a hater, but those are the very people giving him the approval he's been so long denied
Then there's Douce the would-be singer who turns out to be a great talent. She can save the theatre, unless the lure of greater fame elsewhere causes her to move on.
There's more. In fact there's enough storylines for several movies, or at least a miniseries, but Barratier keeps it moving in an entertaining fashion. We even get some musical numbers, and enough happy endings to bring a smile to the most jaded moviegoer.
Title: Paris 36
Rating: (M) 2hrs
Friday 7th August 4.00pm & 6.45pm
Saturday 8th 6.45pm;
Sunday 9th 4.30pm
Prices: Adults $13.00; Concessions $10.00; Member/Child $8.50
We screen Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Nambour Civic Centre is a licensed venue - every person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (including movie sessions)
2009 Film Club Memberships - available now
Membership entitlements include:
*Discounted tickets to every movie -- adult tickets are normally $13, however when you show your membership card, you receive your ticket for $8.50
*2 free movie tickets -- these tickets can be used by you or you are welcome to invite a friend to use these free tickets at any session over the year, however they cannot be used on the first Sunday of each month which is Film Club Night
*Monthly newsletter -- posted to members at the end of each month which lists the movies and screening dates for the upcoming movies. The newsletter also has movie reviews and any information relevant for Film Club members
*Invitation to Film Club Nights -- on the first Sunday of each month we hold a special function for Film Club members which include a screening of an art-house movie and a catered get-together.
* Invitation to Film Discussion Groups - in-formal, fun discussions with like-minded movie goers
Phone us now to join - 5475 7777 (business hours) - or bring your membership form and payment along with you to the February Film Club Function
Yearly Subscription: $38 (Year: 1 March 08 - 28 February 09)
Visit the website: http://www.nambourciviccentre.com.au/cinema/film_club.html
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