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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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Connections

References Jules and Jim (1962) See more »

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A joy to watch
27 July 2001 | by Bill-163See 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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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