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La Fille Sur Le Pont

06 Apr 2002

Everyone has a favourite. You can say you don't, but I think you're fooling yourself.

My favourite French film director is Patrice Leconte. He made me "Monsieur Hire" and "The Hairdresser's Husband," and for those alone I would make dinner for him. And I don't do that for just anyone.

Here's what you get with "La Fille Sur Le Pont":

  • Daniel Auteuil as a knife thrower, looking for a new partner. He smoulders quite nicely.
  • Vanessa Paradis as a woman who can't seem to say no.
  • Chance. It could be a character on its own.
  • Some exceptional black-and-white cinematography by Jean-Marie Dreujou.

On the way out, I said, "That's why more films should be shot in black-and-white," to which the Insider remarked, "That's why all films should be shot in black-and-white."

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La Fille Sur le Pont (Official Site)
La Fille Sur le Pont (IMDB)