A portrait of the rich, vibrant heart of Paris from filmmaker Cedric Klapisch (L'Auberge), presented through a series of intersecting stories. The movie is talky, but the talk is interesting and nicely acted. The screenplay moves from one plot line to another like a water bug skittering over a pond — the method works nicely and the crossing of the storylines doesn't seem forced. Romain Davis stands out as a dancer at the Moulin Rouge with health problems, especially toward the end. Juliette Binoche is charming and credible as the sister and caregiver of the dancer. The movie asks you to relax and let it establish its own rhythm. You should cooperate. Subtitled. 129 minutes.