6.9/10
124
4 user 5 critic

Warsaw Bridge (1989)

Pont de Varsòvia (original title)
| Drama | 1989 (Spain)
A female professor, a writer, and an orchestra conductor -three characters, two couples- attend a grand literary cocktail party. The writer has just won the prize for his book "Warsaw ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(dialogue), | 2 more credits »
Reviews
3 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Johann Sebastian Bach llega con su familia a Leipzig para ocupar el puesto de cantor en la Escuela de Santo Tomás. Trabajador aplicado y devoto, su posición social y laboral dista de ser ... See full synopsis »

Director: Pere Portabella
Stars: Christian Atanasiu, Féodor Atkine, George-Christoph Biller
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An analysis of the construction mechanism for the magic in dominant narrative cinema though the filming of Count Dracula, a commercial film by Jesús Franco.

Director: Pere Portabella
Stars: Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, Soledad Miranda
Izbavitelj (1976)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A poor writer discovers that a species of rats has banded together to impersonate humans and supplant them unnoticed, in a manner reminiscent of the transformations in Eugene Ionesco's ... See full summary »

Director: Krsto Papic
Stars: Ivica Vidovic, Mirjana Majurec, Relja Basic
The Butcher (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A high class wife falls for a small town butcher.Its all lust.Its all desire.

Director: Aurelio Grimaldi
Stars: Alba Parietti, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Lorenzo Majnoni
Umbracle (1970)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Absurd protest film set in Francoist Spain.

Director: Pere Portabella
Stars: Christopher Lee, Jeannine Mestre, Miguel Bilbatúa
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The Savage Three are three young men, fresh into the world, who work together at a computer analysis company. All three appear to be calm, level-headed, well-educated young men with the ... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio Salerno
Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Gianfranco De Grassi, Guido De Carli
Man Bait (1952)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The married owner of a bookstore is attracted to his sexy blonde clerk. He finally gives in to temptation and makes a pass at her, but that only results in him getting enmeshed in blackmail and murder.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: George Brent, Marguerite Chapman, Raymond Huntley
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The film is based on the suggestions may caused to the viewer by the relationship of images and things that seemingly are isolated, having nothing in common and that emulate the conventions... See full summary »

Director: Pere Portabella
Stars: Mario Cabré, Josep Centelles, Natacha Gounkevich
Twisted Issues (Video 1988)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Low budget shot-on-video gore film with comical overtones concerns a skateboarding teen's murder. Rising from the dead with his skateboard, he embarks on a vengeful killing spree.

Director: Charles Pinion
Stars: Stephen L. Antczak, Charles Pinion
Nocturno 29 (1968)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A woman walks by her home and finally takes a shower - She buy colored fabrics in a trade. A man visiting a post office - Succession of scenic pictures and semi-autonomous fading almost ... See full summary »

Director: Pere Portabella
Stars: Lucia Bosé, Mario Cabré, Ramón Julia
Harlequin (1980)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A modern-day politician is faced with an incomprehensible in this mystical-fantasy. Senator Rast is a very powerful man. But his is nothing compared to the extraordinary power of the ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Wincer
Stars: Robert Powell, David Hemmings, Carmen Duncan
Akkyz (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Zhanabek Zhetiruov
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Professora
Francisco Guijar ... (as Paco Guijar)
... Escriptor
... Editor (as José María Pou)
Ona Planas ... Filla
... Professor
Jaume Comas
La Fura dels Baus ... (as Fura dels Baus)
Joaquín Llovet ... (as Quim Llobet)
... Executiu
Joan Miralles
Joan Lluís Bozzo ... Executiu
Miquel Horta
Edit

Storyline

A female professor, a writer, and an orchestra conductor -three characters, two couples- attend a grand literary cocktail party. The writer has just won the prize for his book "Warsaw Bridge". The winner answers the journalist's questions one after another, but he is unable to come up with a synthesis of the plot of his book. They will simply have to read it. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

1989 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Warsaw Bridge  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Interpret freely the urban legend of the scuba diver found in a tree top in a burnt out section of forest; "Santa Barbar, Ca. The firefighters, seeking to control the fire as quickly as possible, called in a fleet of helicopters with very large buckets. The buckets were dropped into the ocean for rapid filling, then flown to the forest fire and emptied. You guessed it. One minute our diver was making like Flipper in the Pacific, the next he was doing a breaststroke in a fire bucket 300m in the air. Apparently, he extinguished exactly 1.78m (5'10") of the fire." See more »

Crazy Credits

The movie runs for a full half-hour before the credits roll. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Brilliant but Confusing... But maybe that's the point
6 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film last night and I am still wondering about it. But that's a good thing. The film sort of follows one man around who I believe is a journalist. Emphasis on the "sort of." He constitutes a very thin thread of a plot and sort of provides a very loose unifying theme for the film.

The film begins with a conversation between a writer and his wife and the next 20 minutes could be a very fragmented conventional film. A lot of characters are introduced, a lot of talking is done, a lot of possible exposition occurs, there is some beautiful photography of Barcelona and an incredible scene of an orchestra playing in the streets. And finally, about 30 minutes into the film, when everything introduced so far comes together in one place and we think we are finally about to understand something the credit sequences roll.

After the credits are done we are treated to a surreal montage of scenes which are both confusing, beautiful and moving. I'm not sure yet if these scenes have some deeper meaning or if they are just there for the visual and emotional impact. Again the journalist provides a very loose thread appearing in conversations in between the meat of the movie which are these absurd yet deeply affecting scenes of seemingly random and absurd things.

The film almost seems like a meta-comment on itself. The scenes with dialog are mostly about the choice of a writer between writing for profit and writing for art and what responsibility he bears and what role he plays in society. Many of the interspersed, seemingly unrelated scenes feature music and people watching music being performed. While I have no interpretation of this film yet I can't help but think it is some sort of comment on art.

Regardless this film is incredible visually and emotionally. Definitely not for the fan of Hollywood films, or even independent films, or actually any film with any type of structured narrative. But if you let the film take you and suspend and expectation the reward is very worthwhile.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed