The Girl on the Bridge (French: La fille sur le pont) is a French film released in 1999, directed by Patrice Leconte, starring Daniel Auteuil and Vanessa Paradis. This film is also known as Girl on the Bridge in the United States
The plot centres around knifethrower Gabor (Auteuil) and a girl called Adle (Paradis), who intends to kill herself by jumping from a bridge. Gabor, who may also be about to jump from the bridge, intervenes to prevent the suicide and persuades Adle to become the target girl in his knifethrowing act. The film then follows their relationship as they travel around Europe with the act, ending in Istanbul.
Paramount Classics acquired the United States distribution rights to this film and gave it a limited U.S. theatrical release on July 28, 2000; the film went on to gross $1.7 million in U.S. theaters , which was a good result for a non-English film. Ruth Vitale (who was the president of Paramount Classics at that time) declared herself pleased with the film's performance in the U.S. market. However, Paramount did not release the film on DVD until July, 2008.