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Woody Allen conjures up mystery after midnight [trailer]

March 28, 2011 |  1:14 pm

If it's spring it must be time for a new Woody Allen movie, and another beautifully shot location.

The trailer for "Midnight in Paris," which opens the Cannes Film Festival in just over six weeks, reminds that that time is upon us again. Indeed, as the trailer unfolds for the ensemble picture (Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard and Michael Sheen all star), we see the titular city in the bright light of the morning, the golden light of the afternoon, the twinkling lights of the evening. (The romantic dramedy is the first Allen movie to be set partly or wholly in Paris in more than a decade.)

We also get the couples-out-in-a-restaurant setting that's an Allen trademark -- and, more notably, the first glimpse of Owen Wilson as the Allen stand-in character. Wilson is a man conflicted by an unidentified torment, with an appealing mystery about where exactly he disappears to when it's well, you know.

--Steven Zeitchik




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The trailer leaves one with curiosity and desire to find out what has so captivated Owen Wilson's character. Marion Cotillard is a talented actress, and I look forward to seeing her in this. Plus, the film has such a beautiful setting. Interested to see what people start saying about it.


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