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Romance... In a most unlikely place.
Alex, who's homeless and addicted to alcohol, and Michèle, who's losing her sight, form a relationship while sleeping rough on Paris's Pont-Neuf bridge. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Juliette Binoche ... Michèle Stalens

Denis Lavant ... Alex
Daniel Buain ... L'ami clochard / Alex's vagrant friend
Klaus-Michael Grüber ... Hans
Marion Stalens ... Marion
Chrichan Larsson ... Julien (as Chrichan Larson)
Paulette Berthonnier ... La marinière / Barge operator
Roger Berthonnier ... Le marinier / Barge operator

Edith Scob ... La femme en voiture
Georges Aperghis ... L'homme en voiture
Michel Vandestien ... Le pompier
Georges Castorp ... Un endormi
Marc Desclozeaux ... Un endormi
Alain Dahan ... Un endormi
Pierre Pessemesse ... Un endormi
Maître Bitoun ... Un endormi
Johnny Aldama ... Un endormi
Jean-Louis Airola ... Le colleur d'affiches
Albert Prévost ... Commissaire
Marc Maurette ... Le juge
Marie Trintignant ... Voix off (voice)

Directed by
Leos Carax 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Leos Carax 

Produced by
Bernard Artigues .... delegate producer
Alain Dahan .... associate producer
Christian Fechner .... producer
Albert Prévost .... executive producer
Hervé Truffaut .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Jean-Yves Escoffier 
Film Editing by
Nelly Quettier 
Production Design by
Michel Vandestien 
Art Direction by
Franck Schwarz 
Set Decoration by
Irène Galitzine 
Costume Design by
Robert Nardone 
Makeup Department
Nathalie Champigny .... key hair stylist
Isabelle Legay .... key makeup artist
Valérie Tranier .... makeup artist
Production Management
Catherine Adart .... post-production manager
Nathalie Nghet .... assistant production manager
Rafi Pitts .... assistant production manager
Sophie Quiédeville .... unit manager
Clément Sentilhes .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Antoine Beau .... first assistant director
Vincent Canaple .... first assistant director
Ketal Guenin .... third assistant director
Gabriel Julien-Laferrière .... first assistant director
Faouzi Kasri .... first assistant director
Faouzi Kasri .... second assistant director
Hervé Renoh .... second unit director
Gilles Sionnet .... first assistant director: preparation
Art Department
Juliette Binoche .... paintings
Laurent Desaleux .... carpenter
Jacques Dubus .... property master
Bruno Dumont .... carpenter
Denis Gautelier .... head carpenter
Emmanuel Maintigneux .... assistant art director
Etienne Rohde .... set dresser
Thierry Rouxel .... property master
Vincent Sentis .... assistant art director
Sandrine Veysset .... set designer
Sound Department
Gilbert Courtois .... sound editor
Gilbert Courtois .... sound effects editor
Murielle Damain .... boom operator
Gérard Lamps .... re-recording mixer
Yann Le Mapihan .... boom operator
Fred Mays .... post-synchronization
Christian Monheim .... boom operator
Henri Morelle .... sound
Nadine Muse .... sound editor
Antoine Ouvrier .... sound mixer
Elie Poicard .... sound effects
Véronique Tiron .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Philippe Hubin .... special effects
Guy Monbillard .... special effects assistant
Isabelle Tillou .... pyrotechnician
Jean-Louis Airola .... stunts
Dany Roca .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Dominique Delguste .... additional second assistant camera
Koen Firlefijn .... grip
Stéphane Fontaine .... focus puller
Christian Fournié .... first assistant camera
Marc Koninckx .... Steadicam operator
Christian Magis .... gaffer
Philippe Ramdane .... second assistant camera
Benoît Theunissen .... additional key grip
David Ungaro .... second assistant camera
Location Management
Christophe Bernard .... location scout
Music Department
Fred Chichin .... musician: "Les amants" (as Les Rita Mitsouko)
Other crew
Juliette Binoche .... poster designer
Corinne Fulconis .... staff
Vernice Klier .... script supervisor
Philippe Lévy .... production accountant
Brigitte Schmouker .... script supervisor
Henri Alekan .... thanks
Sandrine Bonnaire .... thanks
Agnès Chabot .... thanks
Patrice Chéreau .... thanks
Léo Ferré .... thanks
Samuel Fuller .... thanks
Philippe Garrel .... thanks
Jean-Paul Goude .... thanks
François Hadji-Lazaro .... thanks
Jean Rouch .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Les amants du Pont-Neuf" - France (original title)
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Rated R for violence, language, sexuality/nudity and substance abuse
125 min
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Leos Carax was originally given permission to use the real Pont-Neuf bridge in Paris and have it closed for filming but delays in filming meant the permission expired and he had to reconstruct the whole thing on a lake near Montpellier, France. The construction of a new version of the Pont-Neuf - and its surrounding buildings in Paris - helped make the film of the most expensive French films ever made.See more »
Michèle Stalens:My dreams sent me. People in dreams, ought to call them when you wake. Make life simpler. "Hello, dreamed of you. Love woke me".See more »
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
file under: breathtaking, 3 January 2001
Author: noangelstephie

I found this movie by serendipity at Blockbuster, while I was searching for another Juliette Binoche title. I had to turn it off after an hour, because I was so overwhelmed. I finished it later of course, and was uplifted. The cinematography was breathtaking. It was also one of the most original films I've ever seen. Three homeless people live on a bridge, including an old man, a fire-breathing street performer, and an artist who is, ironically, going blind (i believe by macular degeneration). I don't want to spoil any of the action, but watch for an amazing scene in a subway hallway. And the two lovers, who seem so unlikely to get together at the beginning, bond convincingly throughout the film. Also, watch for two scenes were later recycled for movies which won best picture. Juliet Binoche and the old man visit a museum so she can look at a painting by candlelight (a la' The English Patient) and a scene ripped off for Titanic. It's great, but don't expect to just relax while watching it--it's a thinker's movie.

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