Les Parisiens (first part of the Le Genre humain trilogy) is a film directed by Claude Lelouch, released 15 September 2004.
A string of characters, often marginal, form part of what one might call the "love Richter Scale" and intersect, forming Prévert inventory. Among them, two singers, Shaa and Massimo fall in love, and share their story.
- Director: Claude Lelouch
- Writers : Claude Lelouch, Pierre Uytterhoeven
- Director of photography: Gérard de Battista
- Music : Francis Lai, Pierre Barouh, Boris Bergman
- Production : Les Films 13
- Distribution : Les Films 13
- Length : 118 minutes
- Maïwenn : Shaa
- Mathilde Seigner : Clémentine / Anne
- Xavier Deluc : Pierre
- Agnès Soral : Pierre's Wife
- Michèle Bernier : The waitress
- Evelyne Buyle : The Woman of the train
- Ticky Holgado : God
- Grégori Derangère : L'arnaqueur
- Arielle Dombasle : Une parisienne isolée dans son château
- Antoine Duléry : Un restaurateur
- Cyrielle Claire : La parisienne chic
- Guillaume Cramoisan : L'auteur-compositeur
- Constantin Alexandrov : Le parisien complexé
- Richard Gotainer : Le patron de la brasserie
- Patrick Fierry : Le crooner
- Frédéric Bouraly
- Catherine Arditi
- Géraldine Danon
- André Falcon
- Charles Gérard
- Claude Lelouch financed the production of this film himself, through his company, Les Films 13, to the tune of €10M. He acknowledged that it was a major risk, and may have led to his personal ruin.
- On its release date, the film only sold 4,162 tickets, representing a major disappointment. Upset by this, Claude Lelouch offered free tickets to people around Paris on 17 September 2004 up to 19:00. However, by the end of the week, les Parisiens still only had 130,649 viewers.
- The film is dedicated to Ticky Holgado, who died in January 2004.
- Le Courage d'aimer (recutting of Parisiens and scenes from the second part of the unfinished Le Genre Humain trilogy)
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