Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (The Lovers on the Bridge)
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Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (The Lovers on the Bridge)
Paris has its share of homeless people, and some of them live in little communities near the oldest bridge in the city, the Pont-Neuf. In the story, street-person Alex (Denis Lavant) has passed out along a much-traveled road, and a taxi has slightly injured his leg, which was in the way of traffic. When he limps back to his usual resting spot under the bridge, he finds a surprisingly unspoiled young woman (Juliette Binoche) wearing an eye patch sleeping there and confronts her about it. They become acquainted, and he learns that she is Michèle, a painter from a good suburban family who has… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"..there is no denying the utter romanticism of the film."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"The third panel in Carax's trilogy (Boy Meets Girl, Bad Blood) is a thematically and visually exhilarating tale of mad love (amour fou), a genre for which the French have a special affinity."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A film for the ages."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Truly extraordinary filmmaking from a unique cinematic voice."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"... like the work of a flamboyant art student who thinks that he can illustrate a profound love story by firing cannonballs of paint at a canvas."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"Leos Carax's inspiration for this film was Jean Vigo's masterpiece "L'Atalante" (1934)."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"There are many moments of humor and wisdom in the unconventional courtship, not to mention genuine, almost painful emotion."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"The Lovers on the Bridge is one of the most splendidly reckless films ever made -- the film that might have torn through the mind of Godard's Pierrot le Fou, after love made him paint his face blue and tie sticks of dynamite to his hair."
‑ Stuart Klawans, The Nation
"What destroys the film is the way it can't possibly come close to justifying its characters' choices, or its own."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
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