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
Critic Reviews for Girl on the Bridge (La Fille sur le Pont)
Girl on the Bridge is pure, buttery fantasy with all the attendant empty calories.
A lovely, hopelessly romantic little bauble that catches the light no matter how you turn it.
It's a mish-mash of bits of old movies, but they've been wrapped up nicely.
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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