Girl on the Bridge

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For the 1951 film, see The Girl on the Bridge (1951 film).
Girl on the Bridge
Girl on the bridge ver1.jpg
United States theatrical poster
Directed by Patrice Leconte
Produced by Christian Fechner
Written by Serge Frydman
Starring Vanessa Paradis
Daniel Auteuil
Cinematography Jean-Marie Dreujou
Edited by Joëlle Hache
Distributed by Paramount Classics (USA)
Release date(s)
  • July 28, 2000 (2000-07-28)
Running time 90 minutes
Country France
Language French
Box office $1,708,839

Girl on the Bridge (French: La fille sur le pont) is a 1999 French film shot in black and white and directed by Patrice Leconte, starring Daniel Auteuil and Vanessa Paradis.

Plot[edit]

The plot centres around knifethrower Gabor (Auteuil) and a girl called Adèle (Paradis), who intends to kill herself by jumping from a bridge. Gabor intervenes to prevent the suicide and persuades Adèle to become the target girl in his knifethrowing act. The film then follows their relationship as they travel around Europe with the act. Their companionship and teamwork mean great luck for both of them. Then they get separated and their lives once again become luckless. The film ends on a bridge in Istanbul, this time with her saving him from suicide.

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Release[edit]

Paramount Classics acquired the United States distribution rights to this film and gave it a limited U.S. theatrical release on July 28, 2000; the film went on to gross $1,708,839 in U.S. theaters,[1] which was a good result for a non-English film. Ruth Vitale (president of Paramount Classics at that time) declared herself pleased with the film's performance in the U.S. market.[2] However, Paramount did not release the film on DVD until July 2008.

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