Girl on a Bicycle

Synopsis: Paolo (Vincenzo Amato), an Italian who drives a Paris tour bus, has just proposed to his true love, the German stewardess, Greta (Nora Tschirner), when the young French beauty, Cécile (Louise Monot) pulls up beside his bus on her bicycle - and, in short order, Paolo, following some very bad advice from his friend, Derek (Paddy Considine), finds himself with a German fiancée, a French "wife", two Australian children who call him "Papa", and his life upside-down.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Jeremy Leven
Production: Monterey Media
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min


[ Horns Honking]

[ Man ] J" Send all the

humdrum day-to-day way away I

[ Woman ] I And take a little chance

Let's play with happenstance I

[ Man, Woman ] I So why not long shot?

You're never gonna know I

I You'll never, ever find out

if you don't let go I

I It just takes a moment .P

J A moment

I To change everything I

I Everything I

I Turn it upside down .P

I It just takes a moment I

[Bell Ringing]

I To turn everything .P

I Everything I

I Everything upside down .P

I A better day

is right ahead of me I

I Why not let it begin? I

I Follow every bit of destiny I

I I throw my sail

in the wind I

I It just takes a moment I

[Horn Honking]

[ Bicycle Bell Rings]

I To change everything .P

Everything I

I Turn it upside down .P

I It just takes a moment I

[ Bicycle Bell Rings]

Ah, Jolie!

Ah, oui!

I Everything upside down .P

I Upside down .P

[ Dog Barking ]

I Upside down .P

[ Intercom Beeps]

[Speaking French ]

[ Door Buzzes]

Buongiorno. Prego.




Buongiorno, sorella.

Ladies and gentlemen,

I am Paolo Moretti,

and I welcome you on board

of our tour of Paris,

which, by the way, is a city that

was founded by the Romans...

in 54 Before Christ.

I will be giving you

the true story,

and not some old, boring

history lesson about Paris.

In fact, Paris is the most

Italian city outside of Italy.

[Speaking German ]



[ Beeps, Chimes]

[ Intercom Chimes]

[ Beeps ]



I [ Man Vocalizing ]

This is the Arc de Triomphe.

It was built in 1836...

and is, of course,

modeled after the Roman...

triumphal arches

that still stand in Rome.

It's not really a very good

copy of the Italian arches.

I mean, it's a- Well, I wouldn't

say anything to the French,

because they like their arches very

much, and they would feel really bad...

if they knew

this is a poor copy.

But if you really wanna see a

beautiful arch, you must go to Italy.

[Chuckling ]

[ Man ]

I Oh, last stop Paris

I Looks like I'm here to stay .P

Looks like

I'm here to stay I

Check this out.

What is it, a mobile disco?

It's an engagement ring,


Paolo, I am overwhelmed.

I mean, I must

call my parents at once.

I didn't think I'd get married

again after my third wife.

It's for Greta.

Well, I do hope

we can be friends still,

because I think what we had

together was very special.

[ Mutters In Italian ]

[ Speaking Italian ]


[ In English ]

Does it feel hot in here?

Um, it might be

a little warm, yes.

No, I mean,

like, really hot--

like, uh, sweltering,

suffocating hot, like a sauna.

Like you can barely breathe.


Maybe some cold water?

Yeah. Good idea.


Now I'm sweating.

[ Clears Throat ]

So, I was thinking,

like, uh,

when you have a baby,

like the baby is sleeping,

and you want to

go for a pizza,

like the last minute,


you just can't

do it anymore, right?

They deliver.


Ah, they deliver.

Okay, Greta,

We've been living together

for three years, no?


Two months, 11 days,

seven hours

and four minutes.

You have an app in your phone that tells

you how long you lived with a man?

No, not with a man.

Only you.

I got it after we met

on the Rome flight...

because I knew that I would

never have to reset it.

That's nice.

Let's see.

- I have something to ask you.

- Mmm!

[ Paolo Clearing Throat]

But I can't really breathe,

so- [ Clears Throat ]

I can't catch my breath.


take long, deep breaths,

and then ask

your question, hmm?

[ Breathing Deeply]

Very good.

And now we need to

get organized here.

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Jeremy Leven

Jeremy Leven (born 1941) is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and novelist. Born in South Bend, Indiana, Leven lives in Woodbridge, Connecticut, Paris, and New York City. more…

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