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The Girl on the Bridge

La fille sur le pont

Drama / Comedy drama

A love story between a young girl who’s lost her way in life and a mysterious knife thrower...

Directed by

Patrice Leconte (Ridicule, The Girl on the Bridge, The Widow of St Pierre)


Daniel Auteuil (Le Brio, 36, Hidden, The Girl on the Bridge)
Vanessa Paradis (Heartbreaker, Cesar-nominee for The Girl on the Bridge)


Les Films Christian Fechner, France 2 Cinéma and UGCF

1998 / Original language: French / Black & White / 2.35 / Dolby SR / available in hd

"You look like somebody who's about to do something stupid." On a Paris bridge at night, a young woman with misty eyes leans over the icy waters of the Seine, strongly tempted to put an end to her misery. Suddenly from behind, out of nowhere, comes a stranger named Gabor. But he has an ulterior motive-he's a professional knife-thrower in search of a willing target. The woman, called Adèle, reckons she's never had any luck in life, and no longer wants to keep trying; but all things considered, if she's going to die, she may as well make herself useful...


2000 French César Awards
Award for Best Actor
8 Nominations :Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Script, Best Photography, Best Sound, Best Editing.

Los Angeles Films Critics Awards
Best Film in a foreign language

2000 Vienna French Film Festival
Best Film of the week - Public Award

2000 Golden Globe
Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

1999 World Film Festival - Montreal
Section "Great Masters"

1999 Telluride Film Festival
In Official Selection

1999 Karlovy Vary Film Festival
In competition