Place De La Republique (1974)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

.  France, 1974.  Cinematography by .  Film Editing by .

Louis Malle took his cameras to the titular square in Paris for ten days and filmed citizens, interviewing whomever was willing and getting a fascinating cross-section of civilian life in the city of lights. Some are reticent, others can’t shut up as he talks to a street wig seller, a cleaning lady, retirees, homeless beggars and so many more. The commentaries we hear and the many faces we see make for an easy and enjoyable viewing experience that is often hilarious and sometimes very touching.

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