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  • First film on Nicolas Klotz and Elisabeth Perceval’s Trilogy of Modern Times and still the couple’s finest work. More fluid and less bleak than their later work (but keeping their occasional bits of miserabilism), Paria has great use of Paris night and streets, it is full of gestures that bring with them a great political strength and has a wonderful central performance by Gérald Thomassin... so generous and energetic it lifts the film in a direction that’s much warmer than their usual work.