Athens International Film Festival

Faubourg 36

Paris, 1936. The victory of the Popular Front at the national elections has generated a new wave of optimism all across France. Amidst the general upheaval, three unemployed musicians living in the working class sections of Paris decide to take over their favorite venue in order to save it. Choir director Christophe Barratier orchestrates an intricate tale of love, fame, political friction and ?what else?- music. A veritable feast both for the eyes and ears, Paris 36 is a nostalgic film about the loss of faith in political ideals and the power of art.


Director: Christophe Barratier

Screenwriters: Christophe Barratier, Julien Rappeneau
Cinematography: Tom Stern
Editing: Yves Deschamps
Principal Cast: Gérard Jugnot, Clovis Cornillac, Kad Merad, Nora Arnezeder, Pierre Richard, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Maxence Perrin


France , Color , French , 120

    Publication date: 2008-09-11 11:05:00