Film - Girl on the Bridge (1999) Directed by Patrice Leconte Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill
Despondent young woman Adele (Vanessa Paradis) stands on a Paris bridge gazing into the dark water below, determined to end her life. She’s approached by professional knife-thrower Gabor (Daniel Auteuil) who attempts to dissuade her. She ultimately decides to jump, and he dives after her. In the hospital, recovering from hypothermia and with no other options on the table, Adele agrees to join his cabaret act. One night while on tour Adele, finds herself drawn to an unhappily just-married groom. She believes him to be Mr. Right. Meanwhile, Gabor winds up stranded in Turkey without a partner or passage money back to Paris. Will anyone rescue him? In French with English subtitles. Barbara Steffek-Hill presents a series of classic and contemporary films from her personal favorites.