1991

Lovers on the Bridge

Les Amants

Du Pont-Neuf

A film by Leos Carax

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Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (Lovers on the Bridge), one of the most exhilarating and infamous films in the history of French cinema, is a highly personal love story and an ode to director Leos Carax’s greatest passions: Paris, cinema and Juliette Binoche.

 

A young vagrant, Alex (Denis Lavant), is living rough on the city’s oldest
bridge, the Pont-Neuf, which is closed for repairs. He shares this location
with another vagrant, Hans (Klaus Michael Grüber). One night he finds Michele (Juliette Binoche), a dishevelled young artist sleeping on the bridge. Alex becomes obsessed with Michelle and follows her as she wanders the streets of Paris. Eventually they become lovers finding a modicum of happiness in their bleak world.

 

After the grimly realistic opening, the story slowly turns into a startlingly memorable magical fantasy, with the famous bridge forming the backdrop for some of the most visually amazing scenes ever filmed, set against the 1989 bicentennial celebrations.

 

Production of the film was notoriously difficult and expensive, taking three years to complete. The producers even rebuilt the Pont-Neuf and its environs in the south of France. Critically acclaimed for her fearless performance, Juliette Binoche was nominated for a Best Actress Cesar for the third time and won her first European Film Award for Best Actress.

Winner: BEST ACTRESS

European Film Awards
1992

Official Selection

Berlin Film Festival
1992

Official Selection

New York Film Festival
1992

Nominee: BEST Actress

César Du Cinéma
1991

Nominee: BEST Foreign Film

BAFTA Awards
1992

Michèle

Juliette Binoche

Alex

Denis Lavant

Hans

Klaus-Michael Grüber

Marion
Marion Stalens

– Trailers –

 

Korean HD restoration trailer

 

US trailer

 

French TV spot

 

US reissue trailer

 

Hong Kong reissue trailer

– Posters –

 

– Stills –

 

– Select scene –

 

"My dreams sent me"

– From the archives –

The making of Les Amants du Pont-Neuf

 

Juliette Binoche talks about Les Amants du Pont Neuf

 

"Water and Stone: A video essay"

– Soundtrack samples –
Les Amants du Pont-Neuf

"Sa Préférée"

"Les Amants"

 

– Documents –
Les Amants du Pont-Neuf
Les Amants du Pont-Neuf
Les Amants du Pont-Neuf

Flyer
PDF - French/English
1991
901kb

Press kit
PDF - English
1991
984kb

Reissue press flyer
PDF - Japanese
2014
429KB

Les Amants du Pont-Neuf
Les Amants du Pont-Neuf

Press kit
PDF - French/English
1991
2.1mb

Press kit
PDF - German
1992
4.8mb

 

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