As this feature-length documentary reveals, the musicians who perform on the Paris Métro are 'underground' in more ways than one. They're often illegal immigrants, eking out an existence in a twilight world. There are some remarkable characters here - the Argentinian pianist and political activist who escaped torture to come to France, the Venezuelan harp player struggling for the rent, the Sarajevan violinist, and the Romanian citar player at odds with his son. Writer/director Honigmann tells their stories with humour and delicacy. They're all exiles, they all share a sense of loss, and (unlike most of their counterparts on the London Underground) they all play their instruments beautifully.
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