Le Pont du Nord

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  • Summary: Marie (Bulle Ogier) has recently been released from prison when she meets Baptiste (Pascale Ogier). Together they take a strange trip through Paris following a map found in the stolen briefcase of Marie's former lover (Pierre Clementi).
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Mar 19, 2013
    There are few artists better than Rivette at uncovering the magical (even at its most menacing) in the everyday.
  2. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Mar 19, 2013
    Playful and tense, loaded with wry cine-references and propelled by an ebullient energy...It seems more obvious than ever how much Rivette has influenced a subsequent generation of filmmakers—Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry—and expanded our sense of the possible.
  3. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Aug 9, 2013
    Le Pont du Nord is not one of Rivette’s greatest works — honor goes to “Celine and Julie” or 1991’s “La Belle Noiseuse” — but it’s a useful compendium of his themes and it captures a very specific time, place, and sensibility.
  4. Reviewed by: Vincent Canby
    Mar 19, 2013
    It's another example of the ever-widening gap between the real world and the fantasies of a kind of artistic temperament more concerned with random self expression than with the expression of coherent feelings or ideas about love, alienation, outrage, politics or even of movie-making. It shrivels the imagination instead of enriching it. [7 Oct. 1981]