Cover image for Le pont du Nord
Title:
Le pont du Nord
Author:
Rivette, Jacques, 1928-2016, film director.
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2015]

New York, NY : Kino Lorber
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Marie has just been released from prison, and encounters the paranoid loner Baptiste. They follow Marie's ex-lover Julien and his talismanic briefcase as Paris begins to open up to them as a series of enigmatic clues. The city is a labyrinth of possibilities but no certainties, a place of fantastical fables (here be dragons) and the brute realities of the street.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1981.

Special features: Mapping Le pont du Nord; An image-essay by Roland-Francois Lack; Composites, a video-essay by Gina Telaroli.
Language:
French
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UPC:
738329157623
Format :
DVD

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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. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi