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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy (as Stanislas Crevillén)
Dominique Reymond ...
Claire Daboval
Michelle Goddet ...
Christiane Cohendy ...
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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Release Date:

7 April 1999 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Bridge Between Two Shores  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$44,531 (USA) (17 November 2000)

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1.85 : 1
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A joy to watch
27 July 2001 | by (Simpsonville, SC, USA) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie when I saw it recently on the Sundance Channel. I really dislike about 95% of the films provided by Hollywood and I wish we could have more films like this.

I have always liked Depardieu films and this is just one more example of why I like him as an actor. It is just a character study of how several people try to get through life. In fact, it is probably how most of us get through life and you rarely see it portrayed in films from Hollywood.

I know that most people that I know would not like a film like this, but I am sure thankful that I get to see them.

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