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Year: 1999
USA: Paramount
UK: Pathe
Cast: Vanessa Paradis, Daniel Auteuil, Demetre Georgalas, Isabelle Petit-Jacques, Frederic Pfluger, Claude Aufaure, Farouk Bermouga, Bertie Cortez, Nicola Donato, Enzo Etokyo, Giorgios Gatzios, Catherine Lascault, Didier Lemoine, Pierre-Francois Martin Laval, Stephane Metzger, Franck Monsigny, Mireille Mosse, Boris Napes, Luc Palun, Jacques Philipson, Jean-Paul Rouvray, Philippe Sire, Natasha Solignac, Isabelle Spade, Jacques Vertan, Bruno Villien
Director: Patrice Leconte
Country: France
Language: French
USA: 90 mins
UK: 92 mins
USA Rated: R for some sexuality
UK Certificate: 15 for infrequent strong language, and moderate sex and sex references
USA Release Date: 28 July 2000 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 26 May 2000


You look like a girl who's about to make a mistake," says a voice behind her. Out of nowhere someone takes an interest in her. He is Gabor (Daniel Auteuil), a knife thrower who needs a human target for his show. The girl, Adele (Vanessa Paradis), has never been lucky and has nowhere else to go. So she follows him. The union of these damaged fates will become the two halves of a winning combination. Success descends upon them like a splintered four-leaf clover glued back together. Suddenly, life is good. They can throw knives in the dark, spin roulette wheels, travel by land and sea, walk tightropes and win the game of life. As long as they are together, their luck holds strong. But luck is whimsical when challenged, and it can vanish as quickly as it appears.

GIRL ON THE BRIDGE is filmed in black and white and directed by Patrice Leconte.

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