Germany Release Date: February 12, 2004 ("True")
France Release Date: December 2006 ("Paris, je t'aime")
US Release Date: ?
Filmed: In Paris for 4 days from August 6th until 9th of
Natalie's Character: Francine
Plot summary: Thomas, a young blind man, receives a
phonecall from his girlfriend, Francine, a young actress
studying in Paris. Her words are poetic and painful
since she announces him their seperation after a fight.
Thomas hangs up, filled with a deep feeling of sadness.
He visualises with emotion the moments shared with her
from their first encounter in Paris after a
misunderstanding. We are the witness of complicity, love
and habit in their relation until the moment when she
calls. In his mind, Francine is here, yet her image
seems to fade away as if she was becoming transparent
day after day. Maybe he was loosing her without noticing.
Concept: "True" is a short film making up a 5 minute
segment of the upcoming feature film "Paris, je t'aime"
produced by Victoires Productions.
The feature film will combine 20 short films by
international directors filmed in the 20 districts (or "arrondissement")
These 20 tales about love encounters in Paris, will then
be assembled via transitional sequences to form a united
narrative in a long film and is currently slated for a
Notes: Tom Tykwer admitted one regret about his
short-film. "It's too short! It's only 10 minutes long,
and when I saw it, I said to myself, 'There's a full
movie in there.' I wish we could have done a 90-minute
version of it, but maybe we'll do that later.
Running Time: 10 minutes, but will be cut down to 5
minutes in "Paris, je t'aime".