Martin Scorsese presents Juliette Binoche in a uniquely uplifting story of two misfits who risk everything for love. A homeless artist who is losing her sight, Michele (Juliette Binoche) finds herself drawn into a passionate relationship with a troubled street performer named Alex. Then, despite all obstacles, they together find love and shelter on the famed Pont-Neuf bridge in Paris. But, in time, their unlikely love will be tested as Michele's secret past catches up with her. With memorable performances from an outstanding cast, you'll be swept away by the stirring romance of this wonderfully inspired motion picture.
Euphoric and emotional.
- The lovers on the bridge review by Steve Mason
Raw, highly imaginative love story/fantasy of lost souls Binoche and Lavant, slowly evolving from monsters into angels. A remarkable achievement.
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Waterskiing in Paris
- The lovers on the bridge review by CW
This is a strange sometimes surreal movie. It is at times realistic and then drifts or slams into fantasy. There are raw ugly scenes but there are some gorgeous scenes that made me gasp. We see Alex & Michele steal a speed boat. Fireworks all over Paris lighting the canal. He furiously drives the boat as she water skis (with great ability). They are crazed and mad with a vicious joy. Dance scene on the bridge showcasing her dancing and Denis Lavant’s skills as a gymnast. A scene in underground tunnel with posters lining the walls bursting into flames. Interesting and quirky. Raw. I don’t think I have seen the gorgeous Juliette Binoche looking so roughy scruffy (and yet still gorgeous). Good escape from this time of the plague.