Girl on the Bridge


Off-beat French romantic comedy. Our hero, a professional knife thrower, stops a girl from jumping off a bridge, and instead recruits her as his partner, i.e. the target. She is a nymphomaniac, having casual sex with strangers wherever she goes. The two main characters never have sex, instead getting their sexual highs from knife throwing. The plot follows the usual boy-meets-girl, boy loses girl, etc routine.
In black and white, French with English subtitles.


91 minutes.
No persons under 13 .
Comedy, Romance, Drama, On the Art Circuit

Showtimes

I may be suicidal but this is ridiculous!
I may be suicidal but this is ridiculous!

Credits

Cast
Vanessa Paradis, Daniel Auteuil
Director
Patrice Leconte
ScreenplaySerge Frydman
MusicEric Serra
CinematographyJean-Marie Dreujou
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor Pictures
Made in1999
Produced byParamount Classics





Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
10
Cape Argus
Nazma Dreyer
10
The Cape Times
Matthew du Plessis
10
The Star
William Pretorius
12
Die Burger
Francois Smith
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Rapport
Barrie Hough
16
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
14
Bos Life
Jean-Pierre Pellissier
11
Total Film
Tom Dawson
10
Film Review
James Mottram
15

What the People say

Internet
105 Netizens
15

Average .. 60%

12

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: The dialogue, and some situations, are very funny. Unusually for a romantic comedy, the film gets quite stressful at time during the knife-throwing episodes. The incredible number of coincidences, and unbelievable good luck, tend to get a bit much after a while. But I suppose it is only a film and not to be taken seriously.

Patrick Marin (25): The best movie of the year, with a biggest actress.






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