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The Bridge (1999) More at IMDbPro »Un pont entre deux rives (original title)

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Release Date:
7 April 1999 (France) See more »
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The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited engineer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Carole Bouquet ... Mina

Gérard Depardieu ... Georges

Charles Berling ... Matthias
Stanislas Forlani ... Tommy (as Stanislas Crevillén)
Dominique Reymond ... Claire Daboval

Mélanie Laurent ... 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 Mimault ... Le joueur de cartes (as Jean-Luc Mimo)
Emilio Corea ... L'orchestre 'Splendid'
Manuela Caino ... L'orchestre 'Splendid'
Joël Coquet ... L'orchestre 'Splendid'
Pierre Friaut ... L'orchestre 'Splendid'
Marc LeHoussel ... L'orchestre 'Splendid'
Jacques Moncomble ... L'orchestre 'Splendid'
Yannick Parmantier ... L'orchestre 'Splendid'
Marc Scipanoy ... L'orchestre 'Splendid'

Directed by
Frédéric Auburtin  (as Fred Auburtin)
Gérard Depardieu 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
François Dupeyron  writer
Alain Leblanc  novel

Produced by
Jacques Bar .... executive producer
Gérard Depardieu .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frédéric Auburtin 
 
Cinematography by
Pascal Ridao 
 
Film Editing by
Noëlle Boisson 
 
Casting by
Frédérique Moidon 
 
Production Design by
Michèle Abbé-Vannier  (as Michèle Abbé)
 
Costume Design by
Tom Rand 
 
Makeup Department
Jacques Clemente .... key makeup artist
Catherine Leblanc .... key hair stylist
Lydia Pujols .... key makeup artist
Isabelle Saintive .... makeup artist
Jacqueline Stuffel .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Gwenael Camuzard .... assistant unit manager
Laurent Chiomento .... assistant unit production manager
Jean-Marc Deschamps .... production manager
Ivan Desrue .... unit manager
Hubert Mixe .... trainee unit manager
Alain Mougenot .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Natalie Engelstein .... second assistant director
Rénald Magnier .... second assistant director: second unit
Thierry Mauvoisin .... first assistant director
Arnauld Mercadier .... second assistant director
Raphaëlle Piani .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Guillaume Amosse .... first assistant decorator: second unit
Thierry Carini .... construction laborer
Jean-Pierre Chevalier .... swing gang
Patrick Colpaert .... assistant art director
Nicolas Fauvel .... trainee props
Acacio Francisco .... painter
Jacky Frankiel .... painter
Pierre Gompertz .... set dresser
Alain Guffroy .... first assistant set decorator
Michel Guérin .... carpenter
Dominique Herzock .... construction laborer
Antoine Hoog .... painter
Alexis Jorand .... painter
Marcel Laude .... property master
Alain Lebouvier .... carpenter
Christian Letant .... construction laborer
Rénald Magnier .... trainee decorator: second unit
Antoine Martial .... carpenter
Antonio Nogueira .... construction laborer (as Antonio Nogeira)
Gilles Pascal .... construction laborer
Victor Piazza .... painter
Pierre Roger .... painter
Bernadette Saint Loubert .... set dresser
Olivier Salesse .... construction laborer
Marc Sausset .... trainee decorator
Alain Strasser .... carpenter
Rémy Wittenberg .... construction laborer
 
Sound Department
Denis Carquin .... sound assistant: second unit
Bernard Chaumeil .... sound assistant
Colette Constantini .... assistant sound editor
Laurent Dreyer .... assistant sound mixer
Eric Ferret .... foley recordist (as Éric Ferret)
Pierre Gamet .... sound engineer
Jean-Pierre Houël .... assistant foley recordist
Michel Kharat .... sound engineer: second unit
Gérard Lamps .... re-recording mixer
Pierre Lenoir .... sound engineer: second unit
Jacques Lévy .... post-synchronization
Jérôme Lévy .... foley artist
Olivier Marlangeon .... assistant foley artist
Pedro Marques .... synchronization sound engineer
Françoise Maulny .... post-synchronization (as Françoise Maulny-Lévy)
Isabelle Tat .... post-synchronization
Eric Thomas .... sound assistant: second unit (as Éric Thomas)
Jean-Christophe Winding .... sound editor (as Christophe Winding)
 
Special Effects by
Christian Bourqui .... special atmospheric effects
 
Visual Effects by
Frederic Moreau .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
André Atellian .... key grip: second unit
Benoît Bayle .... grip: second unit
Touffik Chih .... grip
Patrick de Ranter .... Steadicam operator: second unit
Jean-Michel Fages .... Steadicam operator
Charlie Freess .... key grip
Jean-Yves Freess .... grip
Emmanuel Hauvel .... electrician: second unit
Pascal Henin .... electrician (as Pascal Hénin)
Mouloud Lakrout .... electrician
Cyril Liberman .... trainee assistant camera (as Cyrille Liberman)
Rachid Madaoui .... chief electrician
Caroline Massicart .... second assistant camera
Richard Melloul .... still photographer
Jean-Marc Négroni .... camera operator: second unit
Gérard Rival .... grip
Alain Tanguy .... electrician
Eric Vallée .... first assistant camera (as Éric Vallée)
 
Casting Department
Yvan-Scott Ducourau .... casting assistant (as Scott Ducourau)
Jacqueline Vicaire .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nathalie Chesnais .... wardrobe
Marie-José Escolar .... chief costumer
Dougie Hawkes .... costumer
Gil Noir .... costumer
Germaine Ribel .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Olivier Fontenay .... color timer
Gladys Joujou .... assistant editor
Vincent Tabaillon .... editor trainee
Robert Thomas .... editor trainee
 
Location Management
Jérôme Clément .... location manager
Frédéric Le Dieu de Ville .... trainee location manager
 
Music Department
Fred Heath .... composer: song "Shaking All Over"
Didier Lizé .... music recordist
Slim Pezin .... music arranger
Carmen Taylor .... composer: song "Pepito"
 
Transportation Department
Martin Grange .... vehicle coordinator (as Martin Grangé)
 
Other crew
Patrice Birzin .... groupman
Élizabeth Boorn .... production secretary
Michel Boyard .... assistant: Gérard Depardieu
Jean Brun .... administrator
Gwenael Camuzard .... trainee unit production manager (as Gwenaël Camuzard)
Jacqueline Granier-Deferre .... script supervisor
Marie Guillon .... administrator: second unit
Laurence Guérault .... coach: children
Laurence Guérault .... secretary
Gregory Hatanaka .... distribution consultant
Christophe Henry .... trainee unit production manager
Sylvie Lager .... conformation: 35 mm
Rebecca Lowe .... assistant: Tom Rand (as Becky Lowe)
Pascal Martin .... furniture
Georges Mougine .... tapestries (as Georges Mouginé)
Édith Pavageau .... administrator
Christine Rey .... tapestries
Dominique Rondeau du Noyer .... assistant: Jacques Bar
Benoît Theunissen .... Scorpio head technician
Emily Zinth de Kentzingen .... trainee unit production manager
 

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Also Known As:
"Un pont entre deux rives" - France (original title)
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95 min
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
yet another French film about adultery, 22 March 2006
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Hmm,....I've seen a lot of French films in the last year and have found that quite a few of them concern adultery. So, I found myself a bit tired of the plot line already before I even began watching this film.

Carole Bouquet is a middle-aged woman married to Gerard Depardieu. She's an awfully pretty lady who's a housewife and he's a very traditional working man. Unknown to him, she wants more out of life. She never tells him anything so he assumes the marriage is fine. Well, he's out of work and needs a job so he has to work several hours away and only come home on the weekends. Since she is bored, she doesn't try very hard not to become involved with another married man. During all this, she does a lousy job of concealing it from her teenage son--eventually this selfish and carefree approach towards her son will result in consequences (the best part of the film I think because it actually shows the damage this behavior can have on the kids). Depardieu finds out but doesn't respond like a clod--in fact, he's very quick to forgive her and take her back. His character is just too decent about it. He also vows that if she's bored, he'll do anything to change things. But, she's extremely self-centered and runs off with her lover.

I actually liked the film better than most of the French "adultery movies" because you can see negative consequences. I think for those who think adultery is an evil, there's enough there to prevent the movie from glorifying it. And, interestingly enough, I could also see the movie being taken as a "do it if it makes you feel good" film by those who think adultery is a legitimate alternative. It's interesting, though, how often in films the message appears to be that it is your partner's job to make you happy--and isn't YOUR responsibility to make yourself happy. That's just my "two cents worth". I would have liked it if the film had focused more on this, but this is only a minor quibble.

Well-acted and interesting, but not a great film.

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