Christophe Honoré’s follow-up to Ma Mere is a loving homage to the French New Wave that stays true to its own emotional core. Heartthrobs Louis Garrell (The Dreamers) and Romain Duris (Moliere, The Beat My Heart Skipped) play brothers who find themselves once again in their father’s small Paris apartment, Jonathan (Garrell) as a student, Paul (Duris) in the throes of depression after his breakup with longtime girlfriend Anna (Joanna Preiss.)

Read the rest of my review on About.com. Dans Paris is scheduled for limited U.S. release on August 8.

Dans Paris. Christophe Honoré, 2006. ****

Instead of the trailer, here’s a scene where heartbroken Paul listens to Kim Wilde: