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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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7 April 1999 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Bridge Between Two Shores  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$44,531 (USA) (17 November 2000)
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Adultery medium rare sans jus
15 July 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"The Bridge" is a slice-of-French-life flick which, like many French films, is fatalistic, character-driven, and an almost plotless film about life. The film tells of a middle class housewife and mother who has an affair. The adulterous relationship is treated cooly by the husband (Depardieu), the wife (Boquet), and her lover (Berling) in this film in which, beyond the principals, everything else is just so much window dressing. Well acted, not particularly artistic but technically okay, "The Bridge" will appeal most to aficionados of French cinema while other will miss the sex, nudity, melodrama, and other appurtenances of a typical Hollywood product.


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