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Serge Frydman (dialogue)
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Release Date:
31 March 1999 (France) See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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Vanessa Paradis ... Adèle

Daniel Auteuil ... Gabor
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
Pierre-François Martin-Laval ... Fireman #1
Franck Monsigny ... Intern
Boris Napes ... The Barman
Luc Palun ... Stage Manager
Jacques Philipson ... Guy in T-Shirt
Jean-Paul Rouvray ... Fireman #2
Philippe Sire ... Hotel Concierge
Natasha Solignac ... Nurse
Isabelle Spade ... Casino Woman
Jacques Vertan ... Clown
Bruno Villien ... Casino Neighbor

Directed by
Patrice Leconte 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Serge Frydman  dialogue
Serge Frydman  screenplay

Produced by
Christian Fechner .... producer
Hervé Truffaut .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Jean-Marie Dreujou 
Film Editing by
Joëlle Hache 
Production Design by
Ivan Maussion 
Costume Design by
Annie Périer 
Makeup Department
Véronique Boitout .... hair stylist
Christophe Danchaud .... key makeup artist
Joël Lavau .... key makeup artist
John Nollet .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Catherine Adart .... post-production manager
Daniel Baschieri .... production manager
Yorick Kalbache .... unit manager
Grégory Valais .... unit manager trainee
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Grégoire Barachin .... assistant director
Marianne Capian .... assistant director
Jacques Pasquier .... trainee assistant director
Emmanuel Roussille .... assistant director
Art Department
Virginie Denis Roy .... assistant decorator (as Virginie Denis)
Ludovic Garçon .... painter
Nicolas Raffy .... property master
Sound Department
Jean-Philippe Angelini .... post-synchronization assistant
Serge Ardos .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Fanchon Brulé .... dialogue editor
Pascal Chauvin .... sound effects
Pascal Dedeye .... sound effects assistant
Jacques Descomps .... recorder
Michel Filippi .... post-synchronization engineer
Nicolas Félix .... recorder
Jean Goudier .... sound
Katrina Heaulme .... post-synchronization assistant
Dominique Hennequin .... sound
Jean-Paul Hurier .... re-recording mixer
Jean-Paul Hurier .... sound mixer
Paul Lainé .... sound
Jean-Louis Lebras .... post-synchronization boom operator
Peggy Rivoallan .... trainee sound operator
Hervé Roux .... DTS consultant
Sandrine Strauss .... assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Séverine De Wever .... production coordinator
Jean-Pierre Grandet .... special effects accessories
Philippe Hubin .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Alain Carsoux .... visual effects director
Stéphanie Dargent .... matte painter
Stephane Dittoo .... digital artist
Thomas Duval .... visual effects supervisor
Xavier Fourmond .... digital compositor
Frederic Medioni .... digital compositor
Antoine Simkine .... visual effects executive producer: Duboi
Georges Tornero .... digital compositor
Daniel Trujillo .... digital effects artist
Rip Hampton O'Neil .... director of reseach and development: DuboiColor (uncredited)
Rémi Canaple .... assistant stunt coordinator
Rémi Canaple .... stunts
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunts
Elisabeth Joinet .... stunts
Roland Neunreuther .... stunts
Alain Villain .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Florent Bazin .... first assistant camera
Frédéric Bergé .... grip
Alexandre Bon .... assistant camera
Catherine Cabrol .... still photographer
Renaud Chassaing .... second assistant camera
Patrick Gasché .... electrician
Marie Gennesseaux .... video controller
Axel Jenneson .... grip
Raphael Jourdan .... grip
Patrice Leconte .... camera operator
Pierre Mery .... grip
Pascal Morisset .... assistant camera: underwater cinematography
Michel Méry .... grip
Charlet Recors .... aerial director of photography (as Charles Recors)
Jean-Claude Reux .... chief electrician
Michel Revest .... assistant camera: underwater cinematography
Roland Savoye .... underwater cinematographer
Denis Scozzesi .... key grip
Gilbert Seybald .... electrician
Antoine Vidal .... crane operator: Louma crane
Casting Department
Geneviève Acien .... extras casting assistant
Catherine Deserbais .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie Foulon .... costumes trainee
Tess Hammami .... costumer
Editorial Department
Olivier Fontenay .... color timer
Isabelle Julien .... color timer
Yvan Lucas .... color timer
Denis Parrot .... editor trainee
Sylvie Van der Vorm .... assistant editor
Location Management
Anne Barbier .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Didier Lizé .... music mixer
Other crew
Tony Baldridge .... technical supervisor: Legend Films, Inc.
Tahar Boualam .... groupman
Danielle Dumanoir .... production secretary
Jean-Marc Dupuy .... assistant manager
Jean-Claude Gonçalves De Almeida .... stage technician
Christine Janeau .... assistant manager
Florence Jennert .... juridical director
Jean-Claude Landon .... assistant manager
Philippe Lévy .... production administrator
Maggie Perlado .... script supervisor
Isabelle Sauvanon .... press attache
Lucie Truffaut .... trainee script supervisor
Didier Warin .... locksmith

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Also Known As:
"La fille sur le pont" - France (original title)
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Rated R for some sexuality
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Adèle:Learn to lose, or you'll take wining for granted.See more »
I'm SorrySee more »


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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
So Sad, So Happy, 2 June 2005
Author: Sebastian Fragopoulos from Greece

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.

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