Girl on the Bridge (La Fille sur le Pont)
Girl on the Bridge (La Fille sur le Pont) (1999)

A woman's long history of bad luck starts to change when she puts her life on the line in this romantic drama. Adèle (Vanessa Paradis) is a 22-year-old woman whose life seems to have been a long series of miscalculations; she's… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 4, 1999
DVD Release Date: July 29, 2008
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

What's best about the movie is its playfulness.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's a mish-mash of bits of old movies, but they've been wrapped up nicely.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It is artfully directed by Leconte with his choppy camera work matching the Mediterranean's bubbly sea movements...

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

A lovely, hopelessly romantic little bauble that catches the light no matter how you turn it.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

The entire film hinges on the performances.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

It shows a lightness of style and a command of craft that make it a delectable treat, if not a terribly fulfilling one.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

an oddly amusing and touching work

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Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

A smart, funny and touching film that's packed with symbolism while not seeming the slightest bit heavy or overly intellectual.

Peter Henne
Film Journal International

A flamboyant, theatrical, speculative and goofy film about a reckless, chaste, tragic love affair, one that's only-but also gloriously-fit for the movies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
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A young woman despondent with her life is interrupted during a suicide attempt by a knife thrower who talks her into becoming his new assistant. The Girl On The… More
Morgan Griffith-David
A beautiful film. The conversation between Adele and Gabor when separated is wonderfully done, Auteuil was hillariously witty, the black and white effect was… More
Cynthia S.
This is a love story for adults. The lovers' acting: impeccable. The music fits like a glove. The plot: they'll die without each other. This movie is… More
El Hombre Invisible
This is a great movie. A very touching story of Adele, a sad young woman with a uncontrollable tendency to run away with men who inevitably hurt her, and… More
Luke Baldock
A charming and romantic film. It's shot with such wonderful precision, no shot is wasted. The black and white photography gives it a softer feel. The real… More
Daniel Dolgin
Rating: 3.5 stars Arthouse Rating: 4 stars The 1999 French film "Girl on the Bridge" was shot in Black and white, and adding color to it would be like… More