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From the director of DON JUAN DE MARCO and the producers of the Academy Award®-winning movie THE LIVES OF OTHERS, comes this charming and fun-filled romantic comedy about Paolo, an Italian living in Paris who is very much in love with his German girlfriend Greta. Just when he has finally proposed to her, he bumps into Cécile, a gorgeous French girl on a bicycle.

A hot blooded Italian to his very core, Paolo can’t get the image of this beauty out of his head and after a round of bad advice given to him by his best friend, Jean-Michel, Paolo attempts to meet Cécile to put an end to his obsession and ends up hitting her with his tour bus. Since Cécile is now a single mother with a broken arm and a broken leg, Paolo “feels compelled” to care for her and her two little children.

As Paolo races back and forth, juggling his two lives day and night and at the same time trying to hide his misadventures with Cécile from suspicious Greta, one lie builds upon another, until his once normal life is totally upside-down. Will love finally conquer all?

Jeremy Leven was born in 1941 in South Bend, Indiana and grew up in Chicago. A published author, he turned his first novel, Creator, into a screenplay. The film adaptation, starring Peter O'Toole, was released in 1985. Leven shared the writing credit for his next film, PLAYING FOR KEEPS (1986), with Harvey and Bob Weinstein. His next screenplay was DON JUAN DEMARCO (1995) and Leven directed the film himself. He managed to land some of Hollywood's top actors for the leading roles, including Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando and Faye Dunaway. Since then, Leven has written Hollywood films such as THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE (2000) starring Will Smith, ALEX AND EMMA (2003) starring Kate Hudson and THE NOTEBOOK (2004), starring Joan Allen, followed by GIRL ON A BICYCLE (2013) which he wrote and directed.
Genre Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2013
Director Jeremy Leven
Screenplay Jeremy Leven
Cinematography Robert Fraisse
Cast Nora Tschirner, Vincenzo Amato, Paddy Considine, Louise Monot
Producers Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann
Production Company Wiedemann & Berg Film
Length 110 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Board
German Distributor Warner Bros. Entertainment

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