The Bridge

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Movie Info

Mina (Carole Bouquet) is tired of her unemployed husband, Georges (Gérard Depardieu). When she goes to a matinee with her son, Tommy (Stanislas Crevillen), one afternoon, she meets Matthias (Charles Berling), an intriguing and intelligent engineer. The two fall for each other, and Tommy knows all about his mother's secret and seemingly doesn't care. But it's an easy secret to keep, especially when Georges gets a job working on an out-of-town bridge -- the same bridge Matthias helped design.

Cast & Crew

Gérard Depardieu
Georges
Dominique Reymond
Claire Daboval
Mélanie Laurent
Lisbeth
Agathe Dronne
La secrétaire du chantier
Gerard Dauzat
Monsieur Daboval
Gérard Depardieu
Director
Frédéric Auburtin
Director
François Dupeyron
Writer
Jacques Bar
Executive Producer
Gérard Depardieu
Producer
Frédéric Auburtin
Original Music
Pascal Ridao
Cinematographer
Noëlle Boisson
Film Editor
Frédérique Moidon
Casting
Michèle Abbé-Vannier
Production Design
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Critic Reviews for The Bridge

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Audience Reviews for The Bridge

  • Aug 03, 2005
    [font=Century Gothic]"The Bridge" is set in a small town in France in 1962 where a showing of "Jules and Jim" has let out. Outside the theatre, Mina(Carole Bouquet) and her 15-year old son run into a wealthy friend of Mina's who offers her a job as a maid. After notifying her unemployed husband, Georges(Gerard Depardieu, who also co-directed), Mina accepts the position. (Georges used to run his own small building company but it went out of business. And he does not really want his wife to be working...) At a showing of "West Side Story", Mina is seated next to Matthias(Charles Berling) and they go out for drinks afterward. Matthias is an engineer on a massive bridge project that Georges finds work at. Mina again encounters Matthias at her place of work.(He is staying with friends there.) And Mina and Matthias start a passionate affair...[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]I know the setup of "The Bridge" sounds rather implausible and contrived but then remember this is a small town where random encounters are much more likely. And in a small town such as this, everybody pretty much knows everyone else. This movie shows perfectly how a small town can stifle a person. "The Bridge" takes a subtle matter-of-fact approach to the material which is rather refreshing. The film is very emotional but it does not overdo it. And there is sympathy for all the characters. Plus, there is excellent performances from all the lead actors. [/font]
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