Girl on the Bridge (La Fille sur le Pont) (1999)
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as Miss Memory
as TGV Ticket Conductor
as Italian Waiter
as Suicide Victim
as TGV Waiter
as Mr. Loyal
as Italian Megaphone
as Fireman 1
as The Barman
as Stage Manager
as Guy in T-Shirt
as Fireman 2
as Hotel Concierge
as Casino Woman
as Casino Neighbor
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Critic Reviews for Girl on the Bridge (La Fille sur le Pont)
A lovely, hopelessly romantic little bauble that catches the light no matter how you turn it.
Audience Reviews for Girl on the Bridge (La Fille sur le Pont)
A young woman despondent with her life is interrupted during a suicide attempt by a knife thrower who talks her into becoming his new assistant. The Girl On The Bridge is a very typically Gallic romance, full of quirky characters and set within a framework of fate and the belief that some people are just "meant to be together". It's humorous fantasy that was a clear influence on Luc Besson when he made Angel A and features the usual concept of beautiful but insecure nymphet attracted to an older, uglier man in a way that seems rather touching instead of seedy and exploitative. The story begs the viewer to understand that Ms Paradis' apparent nymphomania is just a cry for affection and although this seems like a rather simplistic approach, the story has enough wit and charm to win you over. A pleasant piece of oh-so-very-French romantic fluff.
This is a love story for adults. The lovers' acting: impeccable. The music fits like a glove. The plot: they'll die without each other. This movie is filled with delightfully original ideas set in the surreal atmosphere of a circus, and who better than the French to pull that off? Tremendous tension, great dialogue, unique setting, and photography.
A charming and romantic film. It's shot with such wonderful precision, no shot is wasted. The black and white photography gives it a softer feel. The real brilliance comes in the romantic elements being downplayed. It's the kind of love that is mostly friendship, but could tip over at anytime. Any film involving a knife thrower, is bound to be good. Auteuil gives one of his best performances in an easily accessible film that transcends the usual clichÃ©d route.
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