It is Spring 1936 in a working-class district in the north of Paris, in a neighborhood that probably had a name once but that everyone now simply calls the Faubourg. In this blue-collar neighborhood, the triumphant election of the Popular Front government is greeted with enthusiasm and hopes for a brighter tomorrow, yet stirs up all kinds of extremism. Among the new government's promises, the famous law on paid holidays that will allow numerous workers to see the sea for the first time. Director Christophe Barratier brings this world to stunning life in his upcoming film Paris 36. We recently caught up with Barratier, as well as young new star Nora Arneseder, to chat about their amazing project. To watch our exclusive interview with the pair, click on the video clip below:

Paris 36 opens April 3rd, 2009, in select cities nationwide.