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Lulu on the Bridge (1998)

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A famous jazz saxophonist whose life is forever changed after he is accidentally shot.

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Izzy Maurer
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Tyrone Lord
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A jazz saxophonist loses his capability to play when he is injured in a shooting at a café where he was playing. He sinks into depression when everyone charges in to take care of him, including his ex-wife. However, he discovers a stone with a telephone number attached. Returning the stone, he meets a young aspiring actress who in one of those film coincidences is listening to his music. Soon the two begin an affair which is fouled by his over-obsessiveness with her which costs them both a job at a restaurant. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, brief strong language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Erotevmenoi eos tin aioniotita  »

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Juliette Binoche was originally cast in the Mira Sorvino role. She had to pull out at the last minute. She is thanked in the movie credits. See more »

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When Izzy is at Celia's apartment for the first time and closes the curtains to make it dark, there is a lot of light coming in even with the curtains closed. When they turn the lights off, the room is very dark. See more »

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Hannah: You still don't know who I am, do you? After all these years, you still don't have a clue.
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Actually, Kind Of Neutral On This Strange Film
19 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is mainly a two-actor film with Harvey Keitel playing a low-key (at least for him!) character and Mia Sorvino playing his young girlfriend. They dominate the story.

In an odd way, this is an interesting film although a bit "soapy" in parts for my tastes. It has a bit of a mystifying element with this strange stone as part of the story, yet they don't elaborate on it. Actually, this is more of a romance story....but at leaves a number of questions. One doesn't quite figure out Willem Dafoe's character is in here and the ending was very strange and not altogether satisfying, either. Perhaps another look or two would have been a better option before writing this. I haven't read any reviews but I suspect people really got into this film and liked it or were bored to death. Actually, I was somewhere in the middle. I was more interested in the cinematography.

Note: "Lulu" is named for a character played by silent screen star Louise Brooks.


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