MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,347 this week

The Girl on the Bridge (1999)
"La fille sur le pont" (original title)

7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 9,273 users   Metascore: 75/100
Reviews: 64 user | 72 critic | 31 from Metacritic.com

It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows. Out of nowhere someone takes an interest in her. He is Gabor,... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(dialogue), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 18 May 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 12 May 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 11 Nov 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 29 Mar 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Girl on the Bridge (1999)

The Girl on the Bridge (1999) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Girl on the Bridge.
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.

Director: Wolfgang Becker
Stars: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Julien Janvier lost his mother young, drifted apart from his working class father and ever closer to confident Sophie Kowalsky, the Polish class outsider. Their dares game, symbolized by an... See full summary »

Director: Yann Samuell
Stars: Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Thibault Verhaeghe
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili
Secretary (2002)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.

Director: Steven Shainberg
Stars: James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is in an accident.

Director: James L. Brooks
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.

Director: Marc Webb
Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend
Annie Hall (1977)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts
Sideways (2004)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment, embark on a week long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.

Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen
Love Actually (2003)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Director: Richard Curtis
Stars: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.

Director: Cédric Klapisch
Stars: Romain Duris, Judith Godrèche, Kelly Reilly
Ridicule (1996)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.

Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Charles Berling, Jean Rochefort, Fanny Ardant
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Frédéric Pfluger ...
Contortionist
Demetre Georgalas ...
Takis
Catherine Lascault ...
Irene
Isabelle Petit-Jacques ...
Bride
Mireille Mossé ...
Miss Memory
Didier Lemoine ...
TGV Ticket Conductor
Bertie Cortez ...
Kusak
Stéphane Metzger ...
Italian Waiter
Claude Aufaure ...
Suicide Victim
Farouk Bermouga ...
TGV Waiter
Nicolas Donato ...
Mr. Loyal
Enzo Etokyo ...
Italian Megaphone
Giorgios Gatzios ...
Barker
Edit

Storyline

It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows. Out of nowhere someone takes an interest in her. He is Gabor, a knife thrower who needs a human target for his show. The girl, Adele, has never been lucky and nowhere else to go. So she follows him. They travel along the northern bank of the Mediterranean to perform and in the process win a big fortune through gambling. Although both of them continue a platonic relationship, the sex-starved girl attempts to sleep with handsome guys she encounters throughout the journey. Finally, Adele falls in love with a newly-wed groom and both of them elope to Greece, while Gabor is stuck in Turkey. Then Adele is dumped by the groom. Only by now both Gabor and Adele realize that luck isn't with them unless they get together again. But both of them are so broke that they can't even feed themselves, let alone getting back to Paris and reunite... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

31 March 1999 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Girl on the Bridge  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$66,567 (USA) (28 July 2000)

Gross:

$1,708,496 (USA) (5 January 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The opening sequence lasts for more than 7 minutes with a monologue by Vanessa Paradis. In the DVD commentary, director 'Patrice Leconte' says that a single shot was necessary using several cameras. See more »

Goofs

In the hospital where Adele and Gabor bet on the fly, the wagered watch is on the desk before Gabor hands it to Adele. In the next shot the watch is back on the desk. See more »

Soundtracks

Tombola Music
Performed by :
Jean-Claude Forma (clarinet)
Thierry Bentivoglio (bass)
Olivier Bentivoglio (drums)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
So Sad, So Happy
2 June 2005 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Two tragic characters: A beautiful girl, on the edge of a bridge contemplating suicide, and a broken man, on the same bridge for the same reason. The man is a believer. He believes in fortune. He's been around, and he's seen many things. He can tell when the wheels of fortune are turning, and in the face of the young girl he sees salvation for them both. He senses a feeling stronger than fate or Kismet or whatever you want to call it. A conviction that two people can be made for each other, that two people can connect in a way imperceivable and unobtainable for most of the world, a connection so deep and so strong, that it can make them invincible.

In most movies of this kind, you expect the characters to discover how right they are for each other along the way. In this movie they know it the instant they meet, but they're too proud and too overwhelmed to accept the fact that it could be so easy.

Patrice Leconte takes us on a wonderful journey around Europe, and fills each black and white frame with such colorful feelings that it's next to impossible not to be taken in by the mere suggestion that there can be a perfect match for each person, and that together they can take on the world.

La fille sur le pond, is a movie about fortune, destiny, love, danger, lust, luck, romance but above all, I think that it's about connection. Connection on a level so high that it becomes divine. This movie is unique and in it I find refuge whenever I feel alone or lonely.


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Music during shopping-sequence Jordkloden
Is Auteuil's character gay? jooleeya
Pretentiousness Pafl
Vanessa Paradis proves... TracesOfLove
good movie Bro2
Music? karoo213
Discuss The Girl on the Bridge (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?