The amount of movies set in Paris is too damn high
August 15, 2012 12:32 PM   Subscribe

Help me find a romantic movie set in Paris, further details are fuzzy.

A friend of mine is looking for a specific movie and our combined google fu has failed us, there's just too many Paris based romances. Browsing through this list didn't help either.

What he remembers: It's (maybe partly) set in Paris, released in the 90s/00s, male lead is a photographer or artist. There might be a scene in it, where the male lead takes pictures of the female lead from a balcony or window which kicks off the relationship. More of an artistic movie / drama than a romantic comedy. He said that some of these details may be wrong though.

Any ideas despite the rather generic clues?
posted by starzero to Media & Arts (10 answers total)
Could be Before Sunrise or Before Sunset. The former is set in Vienna, but the latter is set in Paris. Male lead is an author, definitely "artistic movies/dramas" and not romantic comedies.
posted by valkyryn at 1:05 PM on August 15, 2012

The Science of Sleep is about a creative/artist guy who falls in love with his neighbor. Dreamscapes ensue.
posted by Squeak Attack at 1:13 PM on August 15, 2012

Maaaaaaaybe Russian Dolls? Definitely has some scenes in Paris, male lead is a writer, two love interests, the one in Paris is a model, maybe? The balcony thing is ringing a faint bell but I haven't seen this movie in years. A romantic comedy, but with some touches that keep it from feeling formulaic.
posted by amelioration at 1:16 PM on August 15, 2012

Probably not Amélie, but photographs do play a large role in the plot and it sure is artsy.
posted by oinopaponton at 1:27 PM on August 15, 2012 [1 favorite]

None of these unfortunately, Before Sunrise was one of my guesses as well.
posted by starzero at 1:34 PM on August 15, 2012

Maybe 2 Days in Paris?

Funny culture clash/romance vegicle for (yes, again) Julie Delpy and Adam Goldberg. Photographs do play a role... ;)
posted by likeso at 2:14 PM on August 15, 2012

vegicle? vehicle!
posted by likeso at 2:15 PM on August 15, 2012

IMDB Keyword search might help here:

Paris / Photographer
Paris / Balcony / Photographer

You can add or remove keywords to narrow or widen the list.
posted by jacquilynne at 2:44 PM on August 15, 2012

Total long shot, but was it the 1995 version of Sabrina? The lead (Harrison Ford) at one point took a picture of Sabrina (Julia Ormond) out on a balcony/terrace. It is partly set in Paris, as well.
posted by Sassyfras at 4:19 PM on August 15, 2012

Nope, not Sabrina (1995) either, sadly.

We'll keep searching, thanks for the idea with the keywords on imdb.
posted by starzero at 10:57 AM on August 16, 2012

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