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The Bridge (1999)

Un pont entre deux rives (original title)
The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited engineer.

Directors:

Frédéric Auburtin (as Fred Auburtin), Gérard Depardieu

Writers:

François Dupeyron, Alain Leblanc (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carole Bouquet ... Mina
Gérard Depardieu ... Georges
Charles Berling ... Matthias
Stanislas Forlani Stanislas Forlani ... Tommy (as Stanislas Crevillén)
Dominique Reymond Dominique Reymond ... Claire Daboval
Mélanie Laurent ... Lisbeth
Michelle Goddet Michelle Goddet ... Babet
Christiane Cohendy Christiane Cohendy ... Gaby
Agathe Dronne Agathe Dronne ... La secrétaire du chantier
Gérard Dauzat Gérard Dauzat ... Monsieur Daboval
Pierre Louis-Calixte Pierre Louis-Calixte ... Un collegue du chantier
Jean-Luc Mimault Jean-Luc Mimault ... Le joueur de cartes (as Jean-Luc Mimo)
Emilio Corea Emilio Corea ... L'orchestre 'Splendid'
Manuela Caino Manuela Caino ... L'orchestre 'Splendid'
Joël Coquet Joël Coquet ... L'orchestre 'Splendid'
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 April 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Bridge Between Two Shores See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,959, 29 October 2000

Gross USA:

$44,531
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A Bridge Too Weak
22 December 2000 | by cestmoiSee all my reviews

Despite the wonderfully wrenching performance of the boy (Stanislas Crevillen) this Bridge lacks foundation to support the relationship that turns on a tear. Motive matters. And a thoughtless and irresponsible and unsympathetic role Bouquet is saddled with, besides a 16th arrondissement visage in a maid's role, does not allow the viewer to ultimately care, though the sympathies do lie with the boy and the dad. This tranche de la vie is a bit stale, n'est-ce pas?


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