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The Bridge (1999)
"Un pont entre deux rives" (original title)

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The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited engineer.

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Mina
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Georges
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Matthias
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Tommy (as Stanislas Crevillén)
Dominique Reymond ...
Claire Daboval
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Lisbeth
Michelle Goddet ...
Babet
Christiane Cohendy ...
Gaby
Agathe Dronne ...
La secrétaire du chantier
Gérard Dauzat ...
Monsieur Daboval
Pierre Louis-Calixte ...
Un collegue du chantier
Jean-Luc Mimo ...
Le joueur de cartes
Emilio Corea ...
L'orchestre 'Splendid'
Manuela Caino ...
L'orchestre 'Splendid'
Joël Coquet ...
L'orchestre 'Splendid'
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In the 1960s in Normandy, Mina, Georges' beautiful and sensible wife, seeks to escape from her routine life by going to the cinema with Tommy, their fifteen-year-old boy. After a screening of West Side Story, Matthias, a man they are sitting next to, invites them for a drink at a dance hall. At the same time, Georges finds a job at a building site and is compelled to stay away from home the whole week long. The growing passion between Mina and Matthias is as painful for Tommy as for Georges. He finally accepts Mina's departure, as he hopes that this love affair will not last long ... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Also Known As:

A Bridge Between Two Shores  »

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$9,959 (USA) (27 October 2000)

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$44,531 (USA) (17 November 2000)
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A bridge between two shores
5 April 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

The title of this film is appropriate and describes well what the outcome of the conflict will be. Gerard Depardieu, working with co-director Frederic Auburtin, take us back to a not too distant past to an easier time. The flavor of the film is typically French.

It's easy to see why Mina, the ravishing looking young woman at the center of the story, seems bored with her present situation. She has married a man that is, in some ways, a loser, to her eyes. Georges doesn't seem to share the same interests Mina, especially for the movies. Georges, an unemployed man, prefers to spend his time at the local pub, playing cards and drinking. As a couple, one wonders what has kept them together so long. She is a beautiful woman and it's hard to see what attracted her to Georges.

Mina, on the other hand, jumps at the offer she gets from Claire, a wealthy woman in her town, who offers her a job as a housekeeper. When she meets Matthias, Mina loses all inhibitions and becomes involved with this man that is the opposite of her husband. Tommy, the son, plays a significant part in the affair. Mina has involved him from the start; this young man, instead of being horrified by what his mother is doing, shows a perverse side when he goes along in keeping his mother' secret.

The last scene of the film offers a poignant reflection on the movie in that Mina and Georges' separation is permanent, as their lives have taken them in different directions.

Carole Bouquet is a gorgeous woman. By pairing her opposite Gerard Depardieu, the contrast is even more evident. Despite of the costumes she is made to wear, one can see in her Mina an elegance that tells us she does not belong in this marriage, or this town. Mr. Depardieu's Georges is a man that reacts with resignation to the break up. By being philosophical, after trying to reason with Mina, he conveys to us that he knew this would come as their relationship went nowhere.

Charles Berling, is seen as Matthias, an engineer who is in charge of the construction of the bridge. He is a married man, who will probably will end the affair and go back to his wife, as most of these romances have a certain time span. Stanislas Crevillen, plays young Tommy. This boy shows a cruel side toward his father, although nothing seems to be wrong in their relationship.

This film has elicited some negative comments in this forum, but in spite of that reaction, the movie will be appreciated for the frankness in which these people tell one another where they stand and for not beating around the bush in denying or hiding the truth. Adultery, after all, is a fact of life that shows its ugly face in all types of society.


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