The Girl On The Bridge (La Fille Sur Le Pont)


(out of 5)

A deliciously capricious little bit of whimsy from Patrice Leconte. Shot gorgeously in black and white, the film tells the story of a professional knife thrower and a suicidal nymphomaniac whose personalities seem so perfect for each other that, until they find themselves together, their luck is never good. Once paired up they are earning loads of money, travelling easily and performing every spectacular knife throw with relative ease. and  are both perfectly cast in their roles, and the little touches of magic sprinkled over the story are used at just the right times to provide touches of delicate brilliance.

Canal+, France 2 Cinéma, Les Films Christian Fechner, Sofica Sofinergie 5, UGCF

France, 1999

Directed by

Screenplay and dialogue by 

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Golden Globe Awards 1999


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