Montparnasse Bienvenüe ★★★★

With the manic energy of its lead performance left to speak for itself, Serraille’s style is one of confident realism. There are run-down hotels, lonely public parks, unfriendly rain-soaked streets: Paris here is an ugly, overwhelming metropolis, with no residue of its old romantic reputation but for in the praise given it by Ousmane, a security guard who befriends Paula. He’s an immigrant, and from his outsider’s eye, he sees the city’s appeal.

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