Paris is a new six part series, a French political thriller from the team behind Spiral- writer Virginie Brac and director Gilles Bannier. I heard of crime drama Spiral too late, and haven't been able to find it yet, but now will have to track it down somehow.
Paris shows gives us a plot of intersecting lives over one day in that most beautiful of cities. 1 City. 1 Day. 12 Destinies. With great range of French characters covering every strata of society- the Prime Minister, a bus driver on the edge, a pregnant maid, a transgender nightclub singer, crooked judges who drink too much. There are stray guns, union politics and lots of secrets. Naturally within ten minutes there is talk of a strike and a large political controversy.
And there is a lot of Paris scenery, sometimes incorporated into the story. Characters take the Metro, they take the bus.
And is this what happens behind all those grand doors? Liveried guards saluting the Prime Minister each time he walks past?
|I stayed near the 7th in 2013|
and walked past many such entrances
I was intrigued then, even more so now
Sometimes just Paris for the sake of Paris. Brief glimpses of Paris porn.
It would be interesting enough set in Sydney or London or any other world city, but it's set in Paris and the six episodes just fly by. It's on SBS On Demand. I've already watched it twice.
Oooh, and Spiral Season 1 is on SBS On Demand! Happy Days.
|Dreaming of France is a wonderful Monday meme|
from Paulita at An Accidental Blog