Lulu on the Bridge (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Music, Mystery  |  14 August 1998 (Norway)
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A famous jazz saxophonist whose life is forever changed after he is accidentally shot.



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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 <>

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Is she real? ..or did he make her up?

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




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14 August 1998 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Erotevmenoi eos tin aioniotita  »

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A rough jewel; charismatic, intriguing, but scrappy...
22 October 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Unreleased theatrical feature, first seen on cable-TV and video, isn't particularly well-made yet has a mysterious quality and fine performances which make it worth-finding. Harvey Keitel plays a jazz musician sidelined by a gunshot wound who hooks up with waitress/actress Mira Sorvino by chance. Film's objective is to show the criss-crossing patterns of human lives, as well as being a modern-day play on Pandora's Box. It features plenty of emotion and feeling, and it works wonders despite some crass dialogue and a finale that isn't really satisfying (it feels truncated). However, the central relationship between Keitel and Sorvino is tremendously charismatic; Keitel in particular is surprisingly warm and real. **1/2 from ****

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