Paris black night
A documentary directed by Yves Billon.
- Duration: 52 min
- Director: Yves Billon
- Release date: 1990
- Co-production: France 3 La Sept Les Films du Village LMK Images
- Languages: English français
- Participation: CNC Fond d'action sociale Intermedia Ministère des Affaires Etrangères
- Broadcast format: Digital Betacam
- Distribution: Zaradoc
PARIS is the theatre of this musical voyage, even if at times one escapes from it for the anonymous surbubs. But a secret Paris of an ultramarine colour, ignored by the official guides and noctambulants who stick to routine, consists of small African Islands, Caribbean, American, or the West Indies, made up of a thousand shattered places, short lived and vibrating, that those frequenting them enhance with exotism, not needing shoddy goods from their far away homelands. BLACK is the dominating colour of our actors, even if black is less the colour of their skins than a state of mind, an art of living, or a sign of gratitude, a pulsion, the way they dress, laugh, dance, play music or listen to it. NIGHT is a privileged moment in our enquiries and wanderings in a “Black” Paris, delivered from the grey shadows and the inelegance of daily life.