BRIDGET, a bizarre tragicomedy, is the last instalment of Kollek’s trilogy on the fate of young women in New York.
Bridget’s sole aim is to regain custody of her son Clarence. He means everything to her and she wants to buy him off his foster parents. As her earnings from working as a cashier and topless dancer could never suffice, she embarks on a strange odyssey to raise the necessary money. On her travels, she agrees to the strangest deals until her shady past finally catches up with her.
To begin with she encounters Pete, a mentally handicapped man whose father offers her a million dollars – if she marries his son and stays with him for five years. Later, she accepts a grotesque assignment as a drug mule to Beirut, then she is blackmailed by some old enemies of her ex-husband. But this time – her happiness almost within reach – Bridget won’t be fooled again.
With typical mastery Kollek draws on mainstream elements like action and romance to realise an extraordinarily surreal and absurd film.
„A simultaneously poetic and realistic film, carried off by a fascinating Anna Thomson.”
“A film noir that slowly becomes a fairytale, a new success by the Thomson/Kollek tandem.”
24 Heures Weekend
Official Competition Entry Berlinale 2002
mpedvd17 | dvd
Bridget Feature Film
Commentary by Amos Kollek
|German, English, Dutch
|PAL, 16:9, Colour
|5.1 DOLBY DIGITAL / Stereo (Bonus Features)
|Digipak in Outer Sleeve