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Paris 36 (2008)

  • Rate: 6.4/10 total 1,463 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Music | Romance
  • Release Date: 24 September 2008 (Belgium)
  • Runtime: Canada:120 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | Argentina:120 min | USA:120 min
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Paris 36 (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Paris 36 (2008)
  • Rate: 6.4/10 total 1,463 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Music | Romance
  • Release Date: 24 September 2008 (Belgium)
  • Runtime: Canada:120 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | Argentina:120 min | USA:120 min
  • Filming Location: Prague Studios, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Gross: $850,575(USA)(21 June 2009)
  • Director: Christophe Barratier
  • Stars: Gérard Jugnot, Clovis Cornillac and Kad Merad
  • Original Music By: Reinhardt Wagner   
  • Soundtrack: Loin de Paname
  • Sound Mix: DTS 70 mm (70 mm print) | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Music Hall | Murder | Flashback | New Year's Eve | Love

Writing Credits By:

  • Christophe Barratier (written by)
  • Christophe Barratier (adaptation) &
  • Julien Rappeneau (adaptation)
  • Christophe Barratier (dialogue) &
  • Julien Rappeneau (dialogue)
  • Pierre Philippe (dialogue)
  • Frank Thomas (original idea) &
  • Reinhardt Wagner (original idea) &
  • Jean-Michel Derenne (original idea)

Known Trivia

  • Faubourg is not French for “the district.” It is a contraction of “faux bourg”, French for “false town” and were used to designate smaller towns attached to larger towns or cities. A lot of these faubourgs were independent cities until they were attached to Paris and lost all independence around during the 17th and 18th century. A new outer wall was later erected around the city. These faubourgs, especially those on the East side, were usually white collar, with a very active night life.
  • The old man, Monsieur TSF, who stays in his apartment is named after the original French name for radio: “Telediffusion Sans Fil”, which means “Wireless Broadcasting” in French, abbreviated “TSF”.

Goofs: Factual errors: When Jacky accidentally turns on the radio while Pigoil is talking to his wife and her new lover, the radio is very loud immediately after Jacky flips the switch. On this type of old tube amplified radio, it would take several seconds for the tubes to heat up and amplify any signal, and the volume would go up very slowly.

Plot: A man is charged with murder. He is Pigoil, the aging stage manager at Chansonia, a music hall in a Paris faubourg… See more » |  »

Story: A man is charged with murder. He is Pigoil, the aging stage manager at Chansonia, a music hall in a Paris faubourg. His confession is a long flashback to New Year's Eve, 1935, when he discovers his wife is unfaithful and Galapiat, the local mobster, closes the music hall. Over the next few months, Pigoil loses custody of his beloved son, Jo-Jo, and must find work. Pigoil and his pals take over the Chansonia as a co-op; Galapiat is momentarily benign. Their star is the young Douce, a girl from near Lille for whom Galapiat lusts. She in turn falls in love with Milou, a local Red. There are ups and downs, but mostly ups – but what about Jo-Jo and what about the murder?Written by <>  

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Romain Le Grand known as associate producer
  • Nicolas Mauvernay known as producer
  • Jacques Perrin known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Gérard Jugnot known as Pigoil
  • Clovis Cornillac known as Milou
  • Kad Merad known as Jacky
  • Nora Arnezeder known as Douce
  • Pierre Richard known as Monsieur TSF
  • Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu known as Galapiat
  • Maxence Perrin known as Jojo
  • François Morel known as Célestin
  • Élisabeth Vitali known as Viviane
  • Christophe Kourotchkine known as Lebeaupin
  • Eric Naggar known as Grevoul
  • Eric Prat known as Commissaire Tortil
  • Julien Courbey known as Mondain
  • Philippe du Janerand known as Triquet
  • Marc Citti known as L'inspecteur du Quai des Orfèvres
  • Christian Bouillette known as Dubrulle
  • Thierry Nenez known as Crouzet
  • Frédéric Papalia known as Clément
  • Stéphane Debac known as L'inspecteur des services sociaux
  • Jean Lescot known as Dorfeuil
  • Daniel Benoin known as Borchard
  • Wilfred Benaïche known as Jeannot
  • Reinhardt Wagner known as Blaise
  • Patrick Ligardes known as Contrôleur 1945
  • Franck Ferrari known as Baryton
  • Gilles San Juan known as Tony Rossignol
  • Manuela Gourary known as La chanteuse réaliste
  • François Jerosme known as Cimique troupier
  • Thierry Liagre known as Patron blanchisserie
  • Paul Chariéras known as Homme blanchisserie
  • Julian Martin known as Adjoint inspecteur
  • Rudolf Pellar known as Vieil homme Chansonia
  • Bohumil Svarc known as Vieil homme à la fenêtre
  • Fedele Papalia known as Policier métro 1
  • Christian Eustache known as Policier métro 2
  • Éric Bouvelle known as Accordéoniste
  • Philippe Scagni known as Chanteur corse
  • Virginie Bordes known as Simone
  • Michel Pilorgé known as Type autocar
  • Violette Barratier known as La fille Lebeaupin
  • Gregoire Clamart known as Voyou (uncredited)
  • Gérard Robert Gratadour known as Technicien théâtre (uncredited)
  • Sophie Knittl known as Madame Célestin (uncredited)
  • Eric Laugérias known as Le comique marseillais (uncredited)
  • Pierre Peyrichout known as Le client ironique (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Pascale Bouquière known as key makeup artist
  • Mathilde Humeau known as makeup artist
  • Barbara Kichi known as hair stylist
  • Barbara Kichiova known as hair stylist
  • Miguel Santos known as hair stylist
  • Ghislaine Tortereau known as key hair stylist

Art Department:

  • Milan Babik known as buyer
  • Alice Bartosova known as graphic designer
  • Pascal Chevé known as supervisor head plasterer
  • Tomas Cisar known as art department interpreter
  • Jeanne dit Fouque Damien known as graphic designer
  • Thierry Doerflinger known as supervisor plasterer
  • Rouches Frank known as prop buyer
  • Virginie Hernvann known as assistant art director
  • Noémie Juillet known as assistant production designer
  • Noémie Juillet known as assistant set decorator
  • Mathieu Junot known as assistant art director
  • Radan Kapinos known as stand-by props
  • Geraldine Laferte known as assistant set decorator
  • Marie Lambert known as assistant art director
  • Olivia Martin known as maquettiste
  • Lionel Mathis known as assistant art director
  • Thierry Poulet known as assistant art director
  • Gabriela Rezacova known as art department coordinator
  • Samirha Salmi known as assistant art director
  • Pavel Tatar known as assistant art director
  • Jirí Trier known as buyer
  • Christine Vincent-Genod known as assistant art director
  • François Willenz known as digital artist
  • Kristyna Klozarova known as art department interpreter (uncredited)
  • Emmanuelle Roy known as assistant art director (uncredited)




Production Companies:

  • Galatée Films
  • Pathé (co-production)
  • Constantin Film Produktion (co-production)
  • France 2 Cinéma (co-production)
  • France 3 Cinéma (co-production)
  • Logline Studios (co-production)
  • Novo Arturo Films (co-production)
  • Blue Screen Productions (co-production)
  • Canal+ (participation)
  • TPS Star (participation)
  • Banque Populaire Images 6 (in association with)
  • Eurimages (support)
  • Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC) (support)
  • Procirep (support)
  • Programme MEDIA de la Communauté Européenne (support)

Other Companies:

  • Actions Movies  Stunt Equipment
  • Barrandov Studios  studio facilities provided by
  • CE VideoAssist Rental  VideoAssist equipment provided by
  • CNSO Studios  recording studio
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • EXTRAfilms S.r.o.  extras casting
  • Le Vestiaire  costume rental
  • Panavision  camera equipment serviced by
  • Prague Studios  sound stages


  • Alfa Films (2009) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Cathay-Keris Films (2009) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Constantin Film Verleih (2008) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Nikkatsu (2009) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Classics (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Volga (2009) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • Aurum Producciones (2008) (Spain) (all media)
  • Constantin-Filmverleih (2008) (Austria) (all media)
  • EDKO Film (2010) (Hong Kong) (DVD)
  • Europa Filmes (2009) (Brazil) (all media)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2009) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Pathé (2008) (France) (all media)
  • Pathé (2008) (UK) (all media)
  • Quality Films (2008) (Mexico) (all media)
  • SPI International (2009) (Czech Republic) (all media) (subtitled)
  • SPI International (2009) (Slovakia) (all media)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • Spentzos Films (2008) (Greece) (all media)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • L'Etude et la Supervision des Trucages (L'E.S.T.) (visual effects supervision)
  • Les Versaillais

Visual Effects by:

  • Mathieu Arce known as movematcher
  • Chrystèle Barbarat known as visual effects producer
  • Malica Benjemia known as visual effects producer
  • Nicolas Borens known as compositor
  • Jonathan Carré known as movematcher
  • Bastien Chauvet known as digital compositor: L'EST
  • Florian Chauvet known as visual effects coordinator
  • Christophe Courgeau known as lead matte painter
  • Aurélyen Daudet known as digital compositor
  • Julien Dias known as digital effects artist
  • Berengere Dominguez known as visual effects coordinator
  • Mathieu Flamérion known as research & development software developer: set previsualization
  • Arnaud Fouquet known as visual effects supervisor
  • David François known as digital compositor
  • Christian Guillon known as visual effects producer
  • Michael Havart known as digital matte painter
  • Audrey Kleinclaus known as visual effects producer: L'EST
  • Romain Leclerc known as digital effects artist
  • Benjamin Lenfant known as digital effects artist
  • Sabine Lineres known as digital compositor
  • Julien Meesters known as head of VFX studio
  • Tim Mendler known as movematcher
  • Pierre Michel known as digital effects artist
  • Thomas Mouraille known as matte painter & digital environment artist
  • Hugues Namur known as visual effects supervisor
  • Alice Pépujol known as movematcher
  • Christian Rajaud known as visual effects supervisor
  • Guillaume Thimus known as movematcher
  • Jérémie Touzery known as matte painter
  • Fabien Yorgandjian known as texture artist

Release Date:

  • Canada 6 September 2008 (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • Belgium 24 September 2008
  • France 24 September 2008
  • Greece 26 September 2008 (Athens Film Festival)
  • Greece 6 November 2008
  • Germany 27 November 2008
  • Israel 18 December 2008
  • Portugal 15 January 2009
  • UK 26 January 2009
  • UK 14 February 2009 (Glasgow Film Festival)
  • Argentina 13 March 2009 (Pantalla Pinamar Festival)
  • France 25 March 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • USA 3 April 2009 (limited)
  • Spain 8 April 2009
  • Denmark 22 April 2009 (CPHPIX Festival)
  • Czech Republic 23 April 2009 (European Union Film Festival)
  • Hungary 23 April 2009
  • Australia 30 April 2009
  • Czech Republic 30 April 2009
  • Denmark 22 May 2009
  • Germany 30 May 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Taiwan 12 June 2009
  • Hong Kong 16 July 2009
  • Finland 17 July 2009
  • Russia 23 July 2009 (limited)
  • Sweden 4 September 2009
  • Japan 5 September 2009
  • Slovakia 10 September 2009
  • Norway 11 September 2009
  • Mexico 16 September 2009 (Tour de Cine Francés en México)
  • Singapore 8 October 2009
  • Mexico 9 October 2009
  • Argentina 5 November 2009
  • Peru 8 April 2010
  • Venezuela 8 April 2011

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and nudity, violence and brief language



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