Wednesday, 29 December 2010

The Girl on the Bridge

Adele (Vanessa Paradis) is 22 years old with a history of picking the wrong man; she contemplates suicide by jumping off the ledge of a bridge. Along comes Gabor (Daniel Auteuil) a professional knife thrower whose searching for a new target, offers the job to Adele who turns him down and jumps. Jumping in after her the pair are soon off on their travels. They discover that their luck has changed when his “blind” knife-throwing act avoids killing his partner and her luck at the roulette table wins a small fortune. When will this good luck end you may ask?

Adele's luck at the table's continues.
The director of The Hairdressers Husband (1990), Patrice Leconte, repeats his success with The Girl on the Bridge (1999). A black and white film admittedly more about images than plot but when that image is Vanessa Paradis it’s never a problem. A delicate French love story, original and fresh.

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