Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (The Lovers on the Bridge)
Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (The Lovers on the Bridge) (1999)

In this romantic French drama, two homeless people living on the Pont-Neuf Bridge in Paris struggle to survive and somehow manage to fall in love.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 2, 1999
DVD Release Date: January 13, 2004
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean Axmaker

... a lush cinematic painting of love, passion, and madness expressed in a romantic surrealist style and images charges with color and magic.

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Michael Dequina

There are many moments of humor and wisdom in the unconventional courtship, not to mention genuine, almost painful emotion.

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Stuart Klawans
The Nation

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.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

..there is no denying the utter romanticism of the film.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A film for the ages.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Truly extraordinary filmmaking from a unique cinematic voice.

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Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

... 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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Leos Carax's inspiration for this film was Jean Vigo's masterpiece "L'Atalante" (1934).

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A beautiful and profoundly moving tale of amour fou about what it means to live with (and to be set free from) any crutches of dependency, being those real or… More
Stella Dallas
a stunning love letter to paris, as well as the story of two homeless people in love. the cinematography here is quite mind blowing, and the street life is… More
Wahida K
Romance... In a most unlikely place.