jeans perdu

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La Cité des Enfants Perdus (The City Of Lost Children) - 1995, Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet

5 bullets on this film:

  • Someone sent me a message recommending me this movie, AND I DON’T KNOW WHO YOU ARE, BUT I LOVE YOU. It was one of the most weird, trippy and awesome things I’ve ever seen, the plot is very original and it might look like a film for kids but it’s very complex and a little disturbing. I’m not a fan of fantasy movies, but I loved this one.
  • The photography is very dark and weird but it fits the film perfectly, and the soundtrack gives a great mysterious mood to it. 
  • A big part of the cast is made by kids, and I honestly don’t understand how they can be so talented because when I was their age I was scared of pooping because I thought Bloody Mary would kill me while I was in the bathroom. 
  • It’s in french, and I know I always say this, but please try to watch it in the original language because 1) you can learn a little bit of french. 2) dubbed movies suck, I’m sorry but it’s true.
  • It was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, who also directed Amélie, and there was the same ‘one thing leads to another thing’ vibe, and I love that very much. So, if you liked Amélie, you should watch this movie.
Elle dit que si les gentilshommes ne pouvaient être ni Molière, ni Racine, ni Rousseau, ni Voltaire, ni Massillon, ni Beaumarchais, ni Diderot, il fallait bien accepter les tapissiers, les horlogers, les couteliers dont les enfants devenaient des grands hommes.
—  Honoré de Balzac, Illusions perdues
(Première partie Les deux poètes)
Do you know that there’s a halfway world between each ending and each new beginning? It’s called the hurting time, Jean Perdu. It’s a bog; it’s where your dreams and worries and forgotten plans gather. Your steps are heavier during that time. Don’t underestimate the transition, Jeanno, between farewell and new departure. Give yourself the time you need. Some thresholds are too wide to be taken in one stride.
—  Nina George, The Little Paris Bookshop
Do you know that there’s a halfway world between each ending and each new beginning? It’s called the hurting time, Jean Perdu. It’s a bog; it’s where your dreams and worries and forgotten plans gather. Your steps are heavier during that time. Don’t underestimate the transition, Jeanno, between farewell and new departure. Give yourself the time you need. Some thresholds are too wide to be taken in one stride.
—  Nina George, The Little Paris Bookshop