In pre-WWI Paris, two friends, Jules (Austrian) and Jim (French), fall in love with the same woman, Catherine. But Catherine loves and marries Jules. When they meet again in Germany after the war, Catherine starts to love Jim - This is the story of three people in love, a love that doesn't affect their friendship, and about how their relationship evolves with the years.
A Hymn to Life and Love
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Was chosen by Premiere magazine as one of the "100 Movies That Shook the World" in the October 1998 issue. The list ranked the most "daring movies ever made." See more
When Catherine lights the letters on fire, they are at first away from her dress, but in the next shot they are burning on top of her dress. See more
What's appalling about war is that it deprives man of his own individual battle.
Yes, but I think he can wage his battle outside the field of war. I'm thinking of a gunner I met in the hospital. Returning from leave, he met a girl on the train. They talked from Nice to Marseilles. Stepping down onto the platform, she gave him her address. He wrote her frantically from the trenches every day for two years on bits of wrapping paper, by candlelight. As bombs rained down, his letters became ever ...
Referenced in Un pont entre deux rives
Written by Serge Rezvani
Performed by Jeanne Moreau
Played at the guitar by Serge Rezvani See more