Travel movies

2 Days in Paris (2007)

Director:

Julie Delpy

Starring:

Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg, Daniel Brhl

Synopsis:

2 Jours - 2 Days follows two days in the relationship of a New York based couple - a French photographer Marion and American interior designer Jack - as they attempt to re-infuse their relationship with romance by taking a vacation in Europe. Their trip to Venice didn't really work out, - they both came down with gastroenteritis. They have higher hopes for Paris. But the combination of Marion's overbearing non-English-speaking parents, flirtatious ex-boyfriends, and Jack's obsession with photographing every famous Parisian tombstone and conviction that French condoms are too small, only adds fuel to the fire. Will they be able to salvage their relationship? Will they ever have sex again? Or will they merely manage to perfect the art of arguing?

IMdB Rating: 6,8

Why watch?

The movie, entirely filmed in Paris, is reflective of some typical, but true clichs of Parisian life. You'll also recognise some film locations such as the metro station Pasteur and Jim Morrison's tomb on the Pre Lachaise cemetery.

Film locations:

France

Anastasia (1997)

Director:

Don Bluth, Gary Goldman

Starring:

Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd

Synopsis:

The daughter of the last Russian Tsar, Nicolas II, Anastasia is found by two Russian con men, Dimitri and Vladimir, who seek the reward that her grandmother, the Dowager Empress Marie, promised to the ones who'll find her. But the evil mystic of the Tsar family, Rasputin, still wants the Romanov family to be destroyed forever.

IMdB Rating: 7,1

Why watch?

The movie is based on the history of the Romanov family that was murdered after the February Revolution. As the remains of daughter Anastasia were not found, it was believed that she might still be alive. (This is the case in the movie, but not in real life.)

Film locations:

France

Russia