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Paris by Night

by British Screen Productions/ Film Four International

Synopsis

Clara Paige is a Tory member of the European parliament, who lets absolutely nothing get in way of her ambitions.

She is convinced that her ex-business partner Andrew Ray is blackmailing her. Upon accidentally meeting Ray, Clara impulsively murders the man. In a deliciously ironic turn of events, she is approached by Ray’s daughter who hopes that she’ll help her locate her missing father. Clara eventually finds out Ray had been innocent all along, but a greater shock awaits her at the hands of her long-neglected husband: British playwright David Hare both wrote and directed this complex political thriller.

Reviews

Hare avoids preachiness, thanks largely to taut, sparse dialogue and brooding visuals from cinematographer Roger Pratt. It’s near impossible not to be drawn into the unfolding intrigue.

Time Out, Claude Maude

Credits

Charlotte Rampling
Clara Paige
Michael Gambon
Gerald Paige
Iain Glen
Wallace Sharp
Robert Hardy
Adam Gillvray
Jane Asher
Pauline
Niamh Cusack
Jenny Swanton
Linda Bassett
Janet Swanton
Brian Cobby
Foreign Secretary
Julian Firth
Lawrence
Robert Flemyng
Jack Sidmouth
Alain Fromager
Paul Zinyafski
Louba Guertchikoff
Madame Zinyafski
Juliet Harmer
Delia
Rashid Karapiet
Sikh Leader
Robert David MacDonald
Sir Arthur Sanderson
Michel Motu
Gendarme
Patrick Pérez
Hector Zinyafski
Andrew Ray
Michael Swanton
Tina Sportolaro
Violet
Melissa Stribling
Lady Boeing
Sandi Toksvig
Sandra
Jonathan White
Simon Paige
Director
David Hare
Writer
David Hare
Producer
Patrick Cassavetti
Cinematography
Roger Pratt


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David Hare’s first thriller is a formidable display of tension, paranoia and ideological clash:stylish, moody and sensational