Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. It has an area of 105 square kilometres and a population of 2,229,621 in 2013 within its administrative limits, the agglomeration has grown well beyond the citys administrative limits. By the 17th century, Paris was one of Europes major centres of finance, fashion and the arts, and it retains that position still today. The aire urbaine de Paris, a measure of area, spans most of the Île-de-France region and has a population of 12,405,426. It is therefore the second largest metropolitan area in the European Union after London, the Metropole of Grand Paris was created in 2016, combining the commune and its nearest suburbs into a single area for economic and environmental co-operation. Grand Paris covers 814 square kilometres and has a population of 7 million persons, the Paris Region had a GDP of €624 billion in 2012, accounting for 30.0 percent of the GDP of France and ranking it as one of the wealthiest regions in Europe. The city is a rail and air-transport hub served by two international airports, Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly.
Opened in 1900, the subway system, the Paris Métro. It is the second busiest metro system in Europe after Moscow Metro, Paris Gare du Nord is the busiest railway station in the world outside of Japan, with 262 millions passengers in 2015. In 2015, Paris received 22.2 million visitors, making it one of the top tourist destinations. The association football club Paris Saint-Germain and the rugby union club Stade Français are based in Paris, the 80, 000-seat Stade de France, built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, is located just north of Paris in the neighbouring commune of Saint-Denis. Paris hosts the annual French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament on the red clay of Roland Garros, Paris hosted the 1900 and 1924 Summer Olympics and is bidding to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The name Paris is derived from its inhabitants, the Celtic Parisii tribe. Thus, though written the same, the name is not related to the Paris of Greek mythology. In the 1860s, the boulevards and streets of Paris were illuminated by 56,000 gas lamps, since the late 19th century, Paris has been known as Panam in French slang.
Inhabitants are known in English as Parisians and in French as Parisiens and they are pejoratively called Parigots. The Parisii, a sub-tribe of the Celtic Senones, inhabited the Paris area from around the middle of the 3rd century BC. One of the areas major north-south trade routes crossed the Seine on the île de la Cité, this place of land and water trade routes gradually became a town
Canal+ is a French premium cable television channel launched in 1984. It is 100% owned by the Canal+ Group, which in turn is owned by Vivendi SA, the channel broadcasts several kinds of programming, mostly encrypted. Unencrypted programming can be viewed free of charge on Canal+ and on satellite on Canal+ Clair, after the announcement about the launch of the fourth French television channel, Canal+ started broadcasting on 4 November 1984. In 1986, the channel had one million subscribers and it has produced numerous films of auteurs, including David Lynchs The Straight Story, Mulholland Dr. and Inland Empire. With the launch of the satellite channel CanalSatellite on 27 April 1996. A fourth channel, called Canal+ Vert came along on 31 August 1998, the channels changed their names to Canal+ Confort, Canal+ Cinéma and Canal+ Sport in 1 November 2003. In September 2005, Canal+, Canal+ Cinéma and Canal+ Sport started broadcasting in the French digital terrestrial television network, the free-to-air parts of Canal+ had already been broadcasting for a few months by then.
In August 2008, Canal+ started broadcasting the encrypted parts of its channel in high-definition in the terrestrial network. Canal+ announced plans to turn off the analogue signals by 2010. In February 2013, for €29 million per year, Canal+ bought the TV rights for the FIA Formula One World Championship, the same year, the group bought the rights of the English Premier League, the most watched football league in the world. In July 2014, the launch of a new pan-African TV channel - A+ - was announced, based in Abidjan, it aims to become the leading television company in French-speaking Africa. American animated TV Shows, American Dad, drawn Together, Family Guy, South Park and The Tom and Jerry Show. American reality TV Shows, The Simple Life, japanese animated TV Shows, Fullmetal Alchemist, Monster and Samurai Champloo. British TV Shows, Merlin, Wire in the Blood, The Office, canadian TV shows, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Life with Derek, Naturally Sadie, Total Drama, Revenge of the Island.
Canadian/French TV Shows, Donkey Kong Country French erotic TV series, X Femmes South Korean TV Series, prior to 2008 it was called Canal+ Le Bouquet. As Canal+ was launched in new markets the brand has used in several countries. When launching additional channels the channels were usually given colour-coded names, such as Canal+ Blue, Canal+ Green, many of these subsidiaries have been sold and as of 2007, only the Spanish and Polish Canal+ were partially owned by French Canal+. Canal+ Spain, launched in 1990 in Spain by Sogecable as a pay channel
Sandrine Kiberlain is a French actress and singer. She has often worked with the director Laetitia Masson, and has worked with Benoît Jacquot. Kiberlain attended Cours Florent 1987-1989 and French National Academy of Dramatic Arts 1989-1992, Kiberlain received the Prix Romy Schneider in 1995. In addition to her career, she has recorded an album. Her second album Coupés bien net et bien carré was released in October 2007, in 1993, she met Vincent Lindon on movie sets and they married in 1998. In 2000, the couple had a daughter and they separated after ten years together. The March 5,2015, she appeared on the cover of Paris-Match, Kiberlain is a member of the Les Enfoirés charity ensemble since 1997. Manquait plus quça Coupés bien net et bien carré La Chanteuse Vole Sandrine Kiberlain at the Internet Movie Database
Venus in Fur (film)
Venus in Fur is a 2013 French drama film directed by Roman Polanski. It is based on the play of the name by American playwright David Ives. The film premiered in competition for the Palme dOr at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on 25 May, in January 2014 the film received five nominations at the 39th César Awards, winning for Best Director. Thomas is a writer-director of a new play, an adaptation of the 1870 novel Venus in Furs by Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. Alone in a Parisian theatre after a day of auditioning actresses for the character, Wanda von Dunayev. As he is preparing to leave the theatre, an actress named Vanda arrives disheveled, in a whirlwind of energy and unrestrained aggression, Vanda persuades the director to let her read for the part. To Thomass amazement, Vanda shows great understanding of the character, as the audition progresses, the intensity is redoubled and the attraction of Thomas turns into obsession. At that time, Emmanuelle Seigner and Louis Garrel were attached in the lead roles, while filming was scheduled to begin in November 2012, production was delayed until January 2013 and Garrel was replaced by Mathieu Amalric.
Sundance Selects/IFC Films acquired the U. S. rights to the film following its premiere at Cannes, a. O. Scott of The New York Times said, Working from a French translation of the play, Mr. Polanski has marked the text with his own fingerprints. One of the two characters—the splendidly volatile Vanda, an actress—is played by Emmanuelle Seigner, his wife and her foil—a writer and theater director named Thomas—is played by Mathieu Amalric in a performance that is very close to a Polanski impersonation. J. C. Maçek III of PopMatters wrote, Venus in Fur is fascinating to the point that, there is always something to see and feel. Venus in Fur at the Internet Movie Database Venus in Fur at AllMovie Venus in Fur at Box Office Mojo Venus in Fur at Metacritic Venus in Fur at Rotten Tomatoes
Niels Arestrup is a French actor, film director and screenwriter. He was born in Paris into a family of modest means, his father was Danish, Arestrup has won three César Awards for Best Supporting Actor for The Beat That My Heart Skipped and A Prophet, Quai dOrsay. The two first films were directed by Jacques Audiard and he is the most awarded in this category. Movies starring Niels Arestrup with more than a million of entries in France, Niels Arestrup at the Internet Movie Database
Isabelle Yasmina Adjani is a French film actress and singer. She is one of the most acclaimed French actresses of all time and she was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 2010, and a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2014. After success in the Comédie-Française, Adjanis lauded performance as Adele Hugo in the 1975 film The Story of Adele H. earned her the first of two nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her second nomination for Camille Claudel made her the first French actress to receive two nominations and she won Best Actress at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival for Possession and Quartet, and the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 1989 Berlin Film Festival for Camille Claudel. Her other films include The Tenant, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Diabolique, gusti met Adjanis father, Mohammed Adjani, near the end of World War II, when he was in the French Army. They married and she returned him to Paris, not speaking a word of French. She asked him to take Cherif as his first name as it sounded more American, Isabelle grew up bilingual, speaking French and German fluently, in Gennevilliers, a northwestern suburb of Paris, where her father worked in a garage.
She said her parents used their ethnic and cultural differences against each other in arguments, after winning a school recitation contest, Adjani began acting by the age of twelve in amateur theater. She successfully passed her baccalauréat and was auditing classes at the University of Vincennes in 1976, Adjani had a younger brother Éric, who was a photographer. Éric died on 25 December 2010, aged 53, at the age of 14, Adjani starred in her first motion picture, Le Petit bougnat. She first gained fame as an actress at the Comédie française. She was praised for her interpretation of Agnès, the female role in Molières LÉcole des femmes. She soon left the theatre to pursue a film career, after minor roles in several films, she enjoyed modest success in the 1974 film La Gifle, which François Truffaut saw. He immediately cast her in her first major role in his The Story of Adèle H. which he had finished writing five years prior, critics praised her performance, with the American critic Pauline Kael describing her acting talents as prodigious.
Only 19 when she made the film, Adjani was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar and she quickly received offers for roles in Hollywood films, such as Walter Hills 1978 crime thriller The Driver. She had previously turned down the chance to star in films like The Other Side of Midnight and she had described Hollywood as a city of fiction and said, Im not an American. I didnt grow up with that will to win an award, Truffaut on the other hand said, France is too small for her. I think Isabelle is made for American cinema and she agreed to make The Driver because she was an admirer of Hills first film Hard Times
La Reine Margot (1994 film)
La Reine Margot is a 1994 French period film directed by Patrice Chéreau, and written by himself along with Danièle Thompson, based on the 1845 historical novel La Reine Margot by Alexandre Dumas. The movie, stars Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Virna Lisi, an abridged version of the film was released as Queen Margot in North America, and in the United Kingdom under its original French title. The film had a total of 2,002,915 admissions in France and it won the Jury Prize and Best Actress Award at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival, as well as five César Awards. It was shown as part of the Cannes Classics section of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, bartholomews Day Massacre of 1572, when thousands of Protestants are slaughtered. The marriage goes forward but Margot, who does not love Henri, begins an affair with the soldier La Môle. A book with pages painted with arsenic is intended for Henri but instead causes the slow, Henri escapes to Navarre and sends La Môle to fetch Margot, but Guise apprehends him.
La Môle is beheaded in the Bastille before Margot can save him, Margot escapes carrying La Môles embalmed head as Anjou is proclaimed King of France as Henry III. Among the locations were the Mafra Palace in Portugal, the Saint-Quentin Basilica, Saint-Quentin, the films original running time was 161 minutes in its premiere at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival and in its French theatrical release. However, its American distributor, asked the director to re-edit the movie to 145 minutes, the re-edited version not only removed scenes, it added a scene between Margot and La Môle, in which they stand outdoors wrapped in a red cloak. The director had cut this scene from the original full-length version, the red cloak scene appears on the US DVD cover. In contrast the Region 2 European DVD cover uses the original poster, showing a shocked Margot bespattered with blood