Re: [Videolib] HELP! Trapeze plot problem

From: <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu>
Date: Tue Apr 07 2009 - 10:54:17 PDT

ta da ! (?) with knives instead of trapeze?

Title: La FILLE SUR LE PONT

    Alternate Title:The GIRL ON THE BRIDGE, KOPRUDEKI KIZ

Director: Patrice LECONTE
Year: 1999; Release: 1999; Copyright: 1998
Production Company: Films Christian Fechner, France 2 Cinéma, U.G.C.,
Sofinergie 5, Canal+, Centre national de la cinématographie
Country: France
Synopsis: Romantic comedy. Adele, a severely depressed young lady, is
preparing to end it all by jumping into the Seine when she is joined by
Gabor, a knife-thrower. When he jumps in as well, they recover in hospital
then decide to team up and head for Monaco. They quickly find success as a
double act since Adele is obviously reckless enough to provide a willing
target for Gabor to practise on. But will love blossom along with the
double act?

> Hello,
>
> I'm hoping folks on the list can help me with a patron's question
> about a movie he has seen "a couple of time" on late night tv. He
> believes it is a film, not sure what time period but "a while ago -
> maybe 10 years". He mainly remembers part of the basic plot which is:
> a trapze artist has a partner who dies in an accident. He sees a
> young girl try to commit suicide by jumping in a river and he fishes
> her out. He asks her why she did it and she says she just wants to
> die. He tells her "have I got a job for you" and begins training her
> for the trapeze.
>
> That's all I've got. I found the episode of The Avengers "Girl on the
> Trapeze" and he says that's not it. It is also possible that it's a
> foreign film. I've tried IMdb and Videohound, and the film catalog at
> UCLA and haven't been able to find much. The only thing I did find
> was a film from Hong Kong called "Fei tian nu lang" or "Trapeze
> Girl", but so far I haven't found an English summary to see if this
> is the film he wants.
>
> I'd really appreciate any ideas you may have.
> Thanks,
> Patti
>
>
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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley

510-643-8566
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VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.
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