Luc Moullet, a French New Wave filmmaker and long-time critic for the Cahiers du cinéma, makes films “known for their humor, anti-authoritarian leanings and rigorously primitive aesthetic.” Case in point, the 1984 short film Barres, which comically documents the best ways to jump the Paris metro. It’s something of a sport in Paris. Arguably the sport most Parisians really take part in. Unlike other versions of the film on the web, this one has English subtitles. Enjoy.
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