The Lovers on the Bridge


2h 5m 1991

Brief Synopsis

A streetwise boy and an upper-class, half-blind girl, now a street artist, play out their passionate romance on the Pont-Neuf in Paris. Alex is a fire-eater whose only friend is Hans, an older man who lives on the bridge. Then he meets Michele who has run away from her home and is only too willing t

Film Details

Also Known As
Amants du Pont-Neuf, Les Amants du Pont Neuf, Lovers of Pont Neuf, The, Lovers on the Bridge
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Production Company
Films A2; Roissy Films
Distribution Company
Miramax Zoe; Academy Distribuzione; Concorde Productions; Curzon Artificial Eye; Eurospace; Finnkino Oy; Gaumont; Miramax Home Entertainment; Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh
Location
Lansargues, France; Montpellier, France

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 5m

Synopsis

A streetwise boy and an upper-class, half-blind girl, now a street artist, play out their passionate romance on the Pont-Neuf in Paris. Alex is a fire-eater whose only friend is Hans, an older man who lives on the bridge. Then he meets Michele who has run away from her home and is only too willing to escape into a world of romance and irrationality. But soon posters of Michele appear in the streets, showing her as a missing person. Alex is desperate to keep Michele with him, but she is tempted to return to her conventional life.

Film Details

Also Known As
Amants du Pont-Neuf, Les Amants du Pont Neuf, Lovers of Pont Neuf, The, Lovers on the Bridge
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Production Company
Films A2; Roissy Films
Distribution Company
Miramax Zoe; Academy Distribuzione; Concorde Productions; Curzon Artificial Eye; Eurospace; Finnkino Oy; Gaumont; Miramax Home Entertainment; Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh
Location
Lansargues, France; Montpellier, France

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 5m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1992

Released in United States 1994

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States January 1993

Released in United States November 1991

Released in United States on Video February 15, 2000

Released in United States Summer July 2, 1999

Shown at Sarasota French Film Festival November 14-18, 1991.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 13 - June 6, 1999.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival January 21-31, 1993.

Shown at the New York Film Festival September 25 - October 11, 1992.

Received awards for best actress (Juliette Binoche), best cinematography and best editing at the 1992 European Film Awards.

Began shooting August 1989.

Completed shooting March 14, 1991.

Shooting was suspended in September 1989 and resumed August 27, 1990.

Yves Di Tullio made a documentary on the making of the film.

Released in United States 1992 (Shown at the New York Film Festival September 25 - October 11, 1992.)

Released in United States 1994 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "Cahiers du Cinema Selects" February 18 - March 1, 1994.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 13 - June 6, 1999.)

Released in United States January 1993 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival January 21-31, 1993.)

Released in United States on Video February 15, 2000

Released in United States Summer July 2, 1999 (NY, LA)

Released in United States November 1991 (Shown at Sarasota French Film Festival November 14-18, 1991.)