Parisians told don’t fret about the helicopters – Tom Cruise is in town

Don't panic about the helicopters, Paris police tell Parisians, it's just Tom Cruise making his new Mission Impossible film.

Parisians told don't fret about the helicopters - Tom Cruise is in town
Photo: AFP
If you think there's a surprising or indeed worrying amount of action at the River Seine on Friday and Saturday, don't be alarmed.
It's just Tom Cruise and co filming Mission Impossible 6 (yes, we're at number six already). 
The Paris prefecture of police took to Twitter to assure locals in the 12th arrondissement that all the helicopters were only there for filming purposes. 
And Parisians better get used to it, because the 54-year-old megastar will be in town for 35 days in total, reports BFM TV
It remains unknown at this point whether Parisians will have the chance to see Cruise hanging out of the helicopters or not, or whether they're just for the camera team.  
The filming of the blockbuster will actually prove to be quite lucrative for Paris, with the production team paying around €25 million for the experience. 
And this can be added to the fact that the film crew will be hiring over 300 French technicians while they're in town. 
And for fans of movies set in Paris, you can look forward to seeing the finished film in July next year. 
In the mean time, check out the top ten movie scene locations in Paris (from La La Land to Midnight in Paris). 
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The one French film you need to see this month

If there's one film you have to see in France this month then "Le Chant du Loup", starring some of France's most famous actors is the one. French movie experts Lost in Frenchlation explain why.

The one French film you need to see this month
Photo: Screengrab YouTube trailer Le Chant du Loup

Submarine films are a subgenre of war films that are able to heighten intensity due to their unique setting.

They are able to go beyond the normal tensions of the average action film by highlighting the close quarters and removal from civilization.

In addition to the claustrophobia and isolation, there’s a number of things that can go wrong that far down, from machinery fires to decompression sickness.

Over 150 submarine films have been made in the past 100 years.

This genre is popular with French and Americans alike, leading to successful films such as The Hunt for Red October in America and now Le Chant du Loup (The Wolf's Call) in France, and even a cultural overlap in the English-language French-Belgian film Kursk.

Le Chant du Loup stars César Award winning actor, Omar Sy, who became one of France’s most popular actors after his role in Les Intouchables.

Mathieu Kassovitz of Amelie fame also stars in this film.

He is popular in France and abroad, earning him numerous awards from Cannes to Chicago.

Le Chant du Loup is “the wolf’s call” the sound of a sonar that can be detected by the main character of the film, an acoustic analyst known as “the golden ear”.

This film provides insight into French politics and warfare, fueled by director Antonin Baudry’s personal experiences from his time as a diplomat and advisor to the prime minister.

A realistic element is also added by the fact that the film was shot using real submarines and sets that were built in real scale.

Having the cast and crew move around in a confined space when filming allowed them to connect to the story.

Don’t miss this film being screened on Thursday March 14th at 7 pm at Cinéma Luminor with English subtitles by Lost in Frenchlation: