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Lulu on the Bridge (1998)

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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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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)  »

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Erotevmenoi eos tin aioniotita  »

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The character of Dr. Van Horn was originally written for novelist Salman Rushdie, a good friend of Paul Auster. Because the fatwah issued against Rushdie by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1989 had not been lifted, production costs would have exploded because of the necessary security to guard Rushdie. The part eventually went to Willem Dafoe. 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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Wonderful little gem of a film

Paul Auster has earned himself a good reputation for making films about everyday people. With "Lulu on the bridge" he didn't disappoint me. Leaving the cinema I felt a strange aftermath and wasn't sure whether I really liked watching it. The film continued to haunt me, in a very positive sense, for the next day, and I started to appreciate its qualities: genuine acting, believable characters, and, if you believe in magic (it's everywhere, you just have to look for it), there's a good dose of that, too.

Harvey Keitel, Mira Sorvino, and, of course, Willem Dafoe, carry this film, but let us not forget the supporting cast of Vanessa Redgrave (she's always wonderful!), Mandy Patinkin, and Gina Gershon.

A wonderful little gem of a film. Not just for Paul Auster fans.


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