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    Added on: 11/8/2013 16:17
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    Le Pont Du Nord

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    Certificate: TBC
    Running Time: 129 Mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    The culmination of New Wave master Jacques Rivette's legendary middle period (which ranged from L'Amour fou through Out 1, Céline and Julie Go Boating, Duelle, Noroît, and Merry-Go-Round), Le Pont du Nord envisions Paris as a sprawling game-board marked off with tucked-away conspiracies, where imagination and paranoia intermingle; where the hinted-at stakes are sanity, life, and death.

    Regular Rivette actress Bulle Ogier stars as Marie, a claustrophobic ex-con who, shortly after wandering into Paris, encounters the wild and potentially troubled young woman Baptiste (Pascale Ogier, Bulle's actual 22-year-old daughter). Baptiste, a knife-wielding, self-proclaimed kung-fu expert with a drive to slash the eyes from faces in adverts (including, in one instance, those on a placard for Akira Kurosawa's Kagemusha), accompanies Marie on her quest to solve the mystery behind the contents of her former lover's (Pierre Clémenti's) suitcase: an amalgam of clippings, patterns, and maps of Paris that points to a vastly unsettling labyrinth replete with signs and intimations whose menacing endgame remains all too unclear.

    Gorgeously shot by the master cinematographer William Lubtchansky, Le Pont du Nord is a freewheeling, powerful experience whose hypnotic rhythm and ominous undercurrents resolve into a frightening and exhilarating portrait of post-revolutionary, early-'80s Paris - and in turn form a prime example of Rivette's uncanny, occult cinema.

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    Directed By:
    Jacques Rivette

    Written By:

    Bulle Ogier
    Pascale Ogier
    Pierre Clémenti
    Jean-François Stévenin
    Benjamin Baltimore
    Steve Baës

    Director of Photography:
    Caroline Champetier
    William Lubtchansky

    Nicole Lubtchansky
    Catherine Quesemand

    Jean-Pierre Mahot
    Barbet Schroeder

    Executive Producer:
    Martine Marignac
    Margaret Ménégoz .

    Eureka Masters of Cinema

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