Renasis' film captures several citizens of Paris whose daily lives are filled with a quest for love, which unfortunately seems unobtainable.
There are several main characters, who span the ages groups, and all find themselves interlinked in some way. First is couple Nicole and Dan, who are searching for a flat with the help of estate agent Thierry. Thierry's assistant in the estate agents is Charlotte, who help to care for a bartender named Lionel's father at night when he works. A regular at his bar is Dan, who later meets Gaelle, the sister of Thierry.
The stories are interwoven very well and the imagery in this film is very effective. We are constantly shown images of snow falling which reflect the cold and bleak world that the citizens seem to live in, never quite getting what they want and falling at several hurdles.
Possibly the most interesting character is Charlotte who, although is not happy, seems to have found some shelter in a private world she has built herself and in her faith in the christian religion. However, the other characters are well deveoped too and enjoyable to watch.
This film suitably depicts loneliness and the darkness that can seep in to life. It is a good look at relationships, and although it does not really teach the viewer anything per se, it is a very interesting story which gives a further insight into human emotion that not many films manage.
I really enjoyed this film. It was beautifully filmed and directed and really captured the essence of life and how there are many twists and turns that can catapult you in to a variety of situations that link you to people in strange ways.
Not the most amusing or happy film, this is one that may make you think and reflect on your own life.
The DVD has no special features and is in French, but subtitled.