The Bridge

Year: 2006
Production Co: Easy There Tiger Productions
Director: Eric Steel
Producer: Eric Steel
Is it a bad road accident or art? Do we only watch it for the morbid promise of watching people committing suicide on film for real?

Of course, that's the reason we watch it in the first place, and that's certainly what we see as the filmmakers set cameras up pointing at San Francisco's Golden Gate bridge for a year, capturing six of the 24 suicides that occurred there during 2004.

They make it much more socially acceptable by telling each person's story, and the film becomes an erstwhile documentary on mental illness, depression and loneliness.

If the premise is sensationalist, the approach of the content is sombre and touching. Is it worth watching? It's as worthwhile as you'd imagine any instance of watching people kill themselves is.

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