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Country: GERMANY, LUXEMBOURG, FRANCE
Run Time: 97 minutes
Patrizia (Jessica Schwarz) is an author whose career is finally taking off. As she shares her joy on the phone with her French lover Jean-Jacques, he crashes his car. Devastated, she flies from Düsseldorf to Paris, to find his icy wife Francoise (Sandrine Bonnaire) at his side as he lies in a coma. Shuttling back and forth between her love in Paris and her work in Düsseldorf, she bumps repeatedly into a fellow traveler, an investment banker named Frank, whose life is on a similar roller coaster trajectory. On the brink of cementing a huge deal between a Swiss bank and an eccentric French sausage king, he finds he’s been duped, and his career is over. While Francoise pressures Patrizia to help decide whether to end Jean-Jacques’ life, Frank’s marriage is falling apart. Each travels to Paris once more, where their paths cross anew. ADIEU PARIS reminds us there’s a time to leave the past behind and live life to its fullest. (In German and French with subtitles) —B.B.
Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert
Jessica Schwarz, Hans-Werner Meyer, Sandrine Bonnaire, Gérard Jugnot
Franziska Buch studied philosophy and German literature in Germany and Italy before she enrolled at the Film Academy in Munich. She teaches writing and creative producing at the Filmakademie in Ludwigsburg.
"In Search of Paradise" (1992), "Emil and the Detectives" (2001), "Bibi Blocksberg and the Secret of the Blue Owls" (2004), "Here Comes Lola" (2010)—35th CIFF, "Yoko" (2012)—37th CIFF, ADIEU PARIS (2013)
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