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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

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

Gross:

$44,531 (USA) (17 November 2000)
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Possibly the worst movie I have ever seen.
22 November 2000 | by (Boston, Mass, USA) – See all my reviews

I had the misfortune of being on a 7 and a half hour flight with this movie as one of my only forms of entertainment. I have seen and liked Gerard Depardieu in the past, so this is not an anti-French or anti-foreign film bias, just to get that out of the way. The plots was horribly weak, and gave no explanations for the events that took place or why the characters did what they did. The characters themselves were as shallow as a puddle in the Sahara. The main character has an affair for no other apparent reason than the fact that the man in the movie theater next to her cried. She fights with her son over the affair, they are in the heat of the argument, and she says "I just want you to be happy", and just like that the argument is over and everything's fine between them again. Perhaps things get lost in translation, as it was dubbed, but it would have to be just about the entire script that was lost in translation. The ending is a giant non-sequiter, and if possible, even more of a disappointment than the rest of the film. I was better entertained by the airline's "external temperature update" screen than by this film.


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