Parigi è sempre Parigi (1951)

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Parigi è sempre Parigi: Directed by Luciano Emmer. With Aldo Fabrizi, Henri Guisol, Ave Ninchi, Jeannette Batti. A group of Italian soccer fans arrive in Paris for a match, but most of them go their separate ways to explore the sights, have a bit of an adventure, and maybe even find some romance.

“Paris will be Paris.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIf you want to catch a glimpse of early fifties Paris ,this is the movie to choose : a bunch of Italian football supporters come to the French capital to cheer up their players ;but donu0026#39;t panic if you don u0026#39;t like football :only three minutes are given over to the game in the whole movie.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe first part takes you to all the places youu0026#39;ve got to see before you die ;please remember the guide!Itu0026#39;smuch fun to watch the cars ,the metro (subway) stations,and the clothes of yore : France seems to be years ahead of Italy as far as womenu0026#39;s fashion is concerned :some tourists are much more interested in the way female Parisians are dressed and walk along the streets than in the famous monuments .u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe second part is devoted to the de rigueur Paris by night ;this is a pretext to show music hall acts ;in the fifties ,it was a recurrent feature in the French movies ,for todayu0026#39;s audience itu0026#39;s mostly filler,except for sociologists and for Yves Montand u0026#39;s fans :he performs two songs live :u0026quot; A Paris u0026quot; (obvious) u0026quot;Les Enfants Qui Su0026#39;Aiment u0026quot;;besides, his u0026quot;Un Gamin De Parisu0026quot; is heard during the river boat for sightseeing scene It also includes ,which was a bit daring for the time,a short scene in a gay nightclub ,complete with drag artist ,but the tourists mistook the place for a girls show.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAs for the story , it does not rise above the anecdotal; we follow the tourists in their pregrinations through the streets of the capital: fiancés (Marcello Mastroianni and Lucia Bosé) have an argument in a metro station and go their own way ;a young clueless man is helped by the newspapers kiosk girl to find his way and falls in love with her ; a matron experiments French hairstyle which makes her look like Marie-antoinette ;two pals try to pick up girls in front of the metro stations ….and more .Anyway ,do not expect Duvivieru0026#39;s masterful u0026quot; Sous Le Ciel De Parisu0026quot; ,you would be diappointed.”


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