The Lovers On The Bridge (Les Amants Du Pont-Neuf)


(out of 5)

Two homeless people find each other on Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris.   plays an ex-circus performer whose drug and alcohol addictions have led him to the streets, while an excellent  is a successful painter from a good family whose broken heart has made her give up on everything. She also has a medical infection in her eye which is slowly causing her to go blind and making her not want to be around her friends and family anymore. In the midst of their harsh existence, these two individuals find each other and discover moments of grace and comfort, a happiness which is jeopardized when Lavant realizes that Binoche might be seeking medical treatment for her eye and will end up leaving him for good. This touching film has an unflinching view of life on the streets that makes it a difficult watch but also a rewarding one.  The filming took place on the actual Pont-Neuf while it was closed for repairs.

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France, 1991

Directed by

Screenplay by Leos Carax

Cinematography by

Produced by Christian Fechner

Production Design by

Costume Design by Robert Nardone

Film Editing by Nelly Quettier

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British Academy Award Nomination
Best Film not in the English Language

European Film Awards
European Actress Of The Year (Juliette Binoche)
European Cinematographer of the Year
European Editor of the Year

European Film of the Year
European Actor of the Year (Denis Lavant)

Cesar Award Nominations
Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
Best Production Design

Chicago Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Foreign Language Film



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