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The Lovers on the Bridge

The Lovers on the Bridge

A Feature film by Leos Carax

Produced by Films Christian Fechner

Release in France : 16/10/1991

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Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Films Christian Fechner

French distribution :

Gaumont

Co-production :

France 2 Cinéma

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Synopsis

Set around the Pont Neuf, Paris's oldest bridge, while it was closed for repairs, Les Amants du Pont-Neuf depicts a love story between two young vagrants Alex (Denis Lavant) and Michèle (Juliette Binoche). Alex is a street performer addicted to alcohol and sedatives and Michèle a painter driven to a life on the streets because of a failed relationship and a disease which is slowly destroying her sight. The film portrays their harsh existence living on the bridge with Hans, an older vagrant. As her vision deteriorates Michèle becomes increasingly dependent on Alex. When a possible treatment becomes available, Michèle's family use street posters and radio appeals to trace her. Fearing that she will leave him if she receives the treatment, Alex tries to keep Michèle from becoming aware of her family's attempts to find her. The streets, skies and waterways of Paris are used as a backdrop for the story in a series of set-pieces set during the French Bicentennial celebrations in 1989.

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Full credits (22)

Executive Producers :

Bernard Artigues, Christian Fechner, Alain Dahan

Producer :

André Rousselet

Screenwriter :

Leos Carax

Director of Photography :

Jean-Yves Escoffier

Sound assistants :

Murielle Damain, Christian Monheim

Camera Operator :

Marc Koninckx

Sound editor :

Nadine Muse

Production Designers :

Michel Vandestien, Irène Galitzine

Stunt performer :

Jean-Louis Airola

Artistic Director :

Franck Schwarz

Sound mixers :

Gérard Lamps, Antoine Ouvrier

Assistant directors :

Antoine Beau, Vincent Canaple, Ketal Guénin, Gabriel Julien-Laferrière, Faouzi Kasri

Line Producers :

Albert Prevost, Hervé Truffaut

Voice :

Marie Trintignant

Sound Recordist :

Henri Morelle

Assistant Operators :

Christian Fournié, Philippe Ramdane, David Ungaro

Editor :

Nelly Quettier

Continuity supervisor :

Brigitte Schmouker

Foley artist :

Elie Poicard

Costume designer :

Robert Nardone

Sales Agent :

Raphaël Berdugo

Location Manager :

Rafi Pitts

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Drama

Themes :

Love

Production language :

French

Production country :

France

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

100% French (France)

Production year :

1991

French release :

16/10/1991

Runtime :

2 h 5 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

74623

Visa issue date :

11/09/1991

Approval :

Yes

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.66

Audio format :

Dolby