Your Company

Paris 36(Faubourg 36)

✭ ✭   Read critic reviews

France, Germany, Czech Republic · 2008
Rated PG-13 · 2h 0m
Director Christophe Barratier
Starring Gérard Jugnot, Clovis Cornillac, Kad Merad, Nora Arnezeder
Genre Drama

A star is born in a time of both celebration and instability in this historical drama with music from director Christophe Barratier. In the spring of 1936, Paris is in a state of uncertainty; while the rise of the Third Reich in Germany worries many, a leftist union-oriented candidate, Léon Blum, has been voted into power, and organized labor is feeling its new power by standing up to management.

Stream Paris 36

What are people saying?

What are critics saying?


The Hollywood Reporter by

The movie is almost rescued by the wonderful 1930's style songs (written by Reinhardt Wanger and Frank Thomas) that populate its final act.


New York Magazine (Vulture) by David Edelstein

Hopelessly amateurish, the troupe is saved by a remarkably pretty young blonde called Douce with a sweet soprano to match her angel face. The gifted, unknown actress-singer who plays her, Nora Arnezeder, also saves the movie, which would otherwise blur into a mass of droopy, mustached, big-honkered Gallic character actors.


Variety by Eddie Cockrell

Schematically scripted tale revels in its multiple story arcs, but shows signs of battle fatigue in the later reels.


New York Daily News by Elizabeth Weitzman

Barratier directs with a jaunty artifice more typically seen on stage, but with the exception of Arnezeder, his cast turns theatricality to its advantage. They're offering us a sunny fantasy during a cloudy time, and seem well aware that we're unlikely to resist.


The A.V. Club by Keith Phipps

The overstuffed film lumbers across clichés of the heart and of history until it reaches a big, tune-filled climax that isn't worth the wait.

Users who liked this film also liked