La Fille Sur Le Pont * Patrice Leconte * 1999

I remember that this film played in the local filmhouse, but I didn’t get to see it. Even when it was available for rent I didn’t see it and now it was already on television. A very nice drama like the French seem to be so able to make. Adele (Vanessa Paradis) is ‘the girl on the bridge’ from the title. However she is beautiful, Adele had nothing but bad luck. She comes to the point that she serieusly wants to end her life by jumping off a bridge. She is ‘found’ by the knifethrower (in a circus) Gabor (Daniel Auteuil, who we know from ‘Le Huitième Jour’) who often finds his targets on bridges and towers. He ‘teaches’ Adele luck, both in life and in the casino and the two have a prosporous time, first artistically and then in the casino. Because Adele is very labile she is drawn to every man that pays her attention and she and Gabor get separated a few times. Obviously separately they have nothing but bad luck, which draws them back together.
Nice film, not too dramatic, not to light, nicely shot in black and white with nice settings and a minimal story.

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