The Girl On The Bridge (1999)

PATRICE LECONTE

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5

Original title:  La Fille Sur Le Pont

France, 1999.  Canal+, France 2 Cinéma, Les Films Christian Fechner, Sofica Sofinergie 5, UGCF.  Screenplay and dialogue by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Golden Globe Awards 1999Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2000.  National Board of Review Awards 2000.  

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.

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