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Le Pont du Nord (1981)

Le pont du Nord (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery | 24 March 1982 (France)
A woman recently released from prison and a strange young female street urchin keep running into each other on the streets of Paris and finally become companions in a very strange and very ... See full summary »

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Bulle Ogier ...
Marie
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Baptiste
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Julien
Jean-François Stévenin ...
Max
Benjamin Baltimore ...
Le Max au couteau
Steve Baës ...
Le Max au manteau
Joe Dann ...
Le joueur de bonneteau
Mathieu Schiffman ...
Un Hongrois
Antoine Gurevitch ...
Trois garçons
Julien Lidsky ...
Trois garçons
Marc Truscelli ...
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A woman recently released from prison and a strange young female street urchin keep running into each other on the streets of Paris and finally become companions in a very strange and very weird mysterious adventure that includes a secret map of Paris, and murky figures from the criminal world. Written by Joe Kulik <jkulik919@gmail.com>

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24 March 1982 (France)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$5,333 (USA) (22 March 2013)

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$14,735 (USA) (12 July 2013)
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Marie refers to the Game of the Goose (Jeu de l'oie), a french children's game that goes back to around 1597. See more »

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References The Silent Scream (1979) See more »

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Libertango
Composed, arranged and performed by Astor Piazzolla
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Wide Open Spaces
19 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Alright, this must be said: as difficult as they are to see in many countries, the series of films Rivette made from "Amour Fou" to "Merry Go Round" are some of the most amazing, magisterial works of that decade, of all time even. "Le Pont Du Nord" is at the tail end of this streak, and is a minor achievement in comparison. However.

Even minor Rivette is fascinating, and the prospect of a female Quixote traveling through a late 70s Paris in a period of destruction/reconstruction, with call backs to the radical '60s (and a sly nod to Fassbender's "Third Generation"), and a score by Astor Piazzola, is enough to make anyone excited. There is something else, too, that I have not seen much commented on; the friendship between the two female leads, related as they were in real life, is a genuine pleasure to watch, and exists somewhere other than acting as we are used to thinking of it. Generally recommended, for fans of the director and the performers,I would say very strongly recommended, no hesitation.


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