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(1965)

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  • Six vignettes set in different sections of Paris, by six directors. St. Germain des Pres (Douchet), Gare du Nord (Rouch), Rue St. Denis (Pollet), and Montparnasse et Levallois (Godard) are stories of love, flirtation and prostitution; Place d'Etoile (Rohmer) concerns a haberdasher and his umbrella; and La Muette (Chabrol), a bourgeois family and earplugs.


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  • Six short stories are told in differenet neighborhoods of Paris, in which appearances are deceiving and seemingly ordinary incidents become life changing. Each story is directed by a different director.

    "Saint Germain-des-Pres" An American art student thinks she's found love with a handsome prince, but things are not what they appear to be.

    "Gare Du Nord" In a busy, noisy neighborhood, a frustrated young wife in a failing marriage is offered her freedom by her indifferent husband, but has second thoughts after meeting an intriguing stranger.

    "Rue Saint-Denis" A lonely dishwasher hires a prostitute and brings her to his dingy apartment to enliven his dreary life for a night.

    "Place de l'Etoile" a fastidious shirt salesman accidentally kills a street thug during a brawl and wanders the city as he agonizes over what he should do about it.

    "Montparnasse & Levallois" A Canadian woman with two working class boyfriends writes letters to them, breaking off with one of them while professing her love for the other, but fears that she mixed up the letters.

    "La Muette" A boy buys earplugs to block out the shouting of his constantly quarreling parents, but his innocent act has tragic results.

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