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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


    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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    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Films Christian Fechner

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

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    France 2 Cinéma

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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 recordists :

    Henri Morelle, Alain Villeval

    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

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    2 h 5 min

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