Le Pont du Nord (Blu-ray)

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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: February 17, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1981
  • Label: Kino Classics
  • Note: Booklet with original press notes and essay by Dennis Lim
    • Mapping Le Pont Du Nord, an image-essay by Roland-François Lack
    • Composities, a video-essay by Gina Telaroli
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
  • Audio:
    • French
    • Subtitles - English

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User Ratings: 202
The very slight charms of this picaresque, quite extended two-character stroll through Paris may well elude all but the most committed Jacques Rivette devotees. Full Review
Film Journal International
Mar 22, 2013
This entertaining and provocative work by the now 85-year-old director fits into his oeuvre as a complement to his best known movie among American art-film fans. Full Review
Arts Fuse
Aug 8, 2017
Rating: 4/5 -- Modern life is the gauntlet run by these characters, though the film's bizarre, fascinatingly bitter finale ponders whether survival (and assimilation) is preferable to leaving it all behind.
Time Out
Mar 19, 2013
What the Surrealists found in Louis Feuillade's World War I serials, we can find here. [Jacques] Rivette too renders the ordinary dreamlike by filming his fantasy-driven actors in the midst of life. Full Review
ARTINFO.com
Feb 22, 2019
In Rivette's rhapsodically probing view, the labyrinthine city of recondite romanticism and the bloody ideals of revolutionary heroism appear fated to vanish together ...
New Yorker
Mar 25, 2013
The scenes... have a playful, meandering quality held together by Rivette's dashes of humor and visual punning and the bond created between the two women. Full Review
Parallax View
Mar 14, 2015
Rating: 3/4 -- The whole movie seems made of rebar. Full Review
Boston Globe
Aug 8, 2013

Product Description:

In this unreal walk through the streets of Paris, Marie (Bulle Ogier), a woman convicted of robbing a bank is just out from prison when she runs into Baptiste (Pascale Ogier) a young paranoid needing companionship, and the two team up for awhile. Marie's former boyfriend (Pierre Clementi) supplies them with a strange map of the city, suspicious because he keeps files on political figures that may be somehow linked to the map. A gangster nicknamed "Max" begins to track Marie and the already paranoid Baptiste, causing Marie to examine the map as though it held the clue to which sides of the city were "safe" and which were not. As the two women attempt to outsmart Max and unknown gangsters, they try to figure out the map - a task made all the more difficult by Baptiste's tendency to violent rushes of adrenaline and Marie's overworked imagination (a dragon at the North Bridge is a threat until Baptiste screams him down). Between the dragon and their own demons, Marie and Baptiste face frightening odds against coming out of this misadventure intact.

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  • UPC: 738329157722
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