V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

AMANTS DU PONT NEUF

V' 08

LES AMANTS DU PONT NEUF

LIEBENDEN VON PONT NEUF, DIE

Léos Carax
F, 1991
Fiction, 125min, OmdU

LES AMANTS DU PONT NEUF

Léos Carax
F, 1991
Fiction, 125min, OmdU

Actors: 
Juliette Binoche
Michèle Stalens
Denis Lavant
Alex
Klaus-Michael Grüber
Hans
Edith Scob
Frau im Auto
Daniel Buain
Freund von Alex
Marion Stalens
Marion
Chrichan Larsson
Julien
Screenplay: 
Léos Carax
Sound: 
Henri Morelle
Camera: 
Jean-Yves Escoffier
Editor: 
Nelly Quettier
Composer: 
Fred Chichin
Decoration: 
Michel Vandestien
Costume: 
Robert Nardone

Production: 
Films Christian Fechner
Format: 
35 mm
Color

A young man with mental problems, Alex, returns from a homeless shelter to his beloved Pont Neuf in Paris. There he discovers Michèle, a distraught young woman, sleeping in his patch. Michèle ran away from home after breaking up with her boyfriend and when she discovered she had an eye disease which was sending her blind. With no money, no job, no home, the two youngsters suddenly discover happiness and enjoy a whirlwind romance.
The intensity of the performances from Juliette Binoche and Denis Lavant is matched by the astonishing - indeed captivating - photography which pervades throughout the film's two hour duration. The images range from the sheer beautiful (such as the beach scene) to the near-heart breaking. Most astonishing of all is the incredible sequence where the lovers are dancing on the bridge amid the showers of fireworks of the bicentennial celebrations - that just has to be one of the most amazing pieces of cinema ever made. (James Travers)

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