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César and Rosalie (1972)
"César et Rosalie" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  27 October 1972 (France)
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Rosalie is amicably divorced, dividing her time between her mother's house, with her siblings and small daughter, and César's. He's self made, a scrap iron king, outgoing, amiable, in love ... See full summary »

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César
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Sami Frey ...
Bernard Le Coq ...
Michel
Eva Maria Meineke ...
Lucie Artigues (as Eva-Maria Meineke)
Henri-Jacques Huet ...
Marcel
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Marite
Gisela Hahn ...
Carla
Betty Beckers ...
Madeleine
Hervé Sand ...
Georges
Jacques Dhéry ...
Henri Harrieu
Pippo Merisi ...
Albert
Carlo Nell ...
Jérôme
Carole Lixon ...
Louise
Dimitri Petricenko ...
Simon
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Rosalie is amicably divorced, dividing her time between her mother's house, with her siblings and small daughter, and César's. He's self made, a scrap iron king, outgoing, amiable, in love with her. Enter David, an artist and Rosalie's flame before her marriage. In a quiet, brooding way, he seeks to reclaim Rosalie. César's jealous outbursts and attempts at cunning backfire and send Rosalie into David's arms. César keeps trying: he buys Rosalie's childhood seaside vacation home as a gift, wins her back, then must ask David to join them so Rosalie will be happy. When Rosalie discovers César and David's complicity, she again asserts her freedom, leaving the men alone together. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Would you do as Rosalie did?

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Rosalie est partie
Composed by Vincent Scotto
Lyrics by Georges Koger and Léon Raiter
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Excellent French cinema
13 October 2005 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

I was amazed from this film! Not only because I usually like Yves Montand and Romy Schneider, but because above all this is a film about human feelings and reactions.

Claude Sautet's works are not intellectual movies, but they have the quality of showing people in real life, with their strength and their weakness, we can find people who laugh and cry. They are films about life, there isn't necessarily an happy ending. (In Hollywood they're not able to talk to us about REAL persons.) Simple, isn't it? A director normally shows life, you may say. But in reality I don't think it's so easy. The risk is to talk about people with exaggerations and melodramatic elements. In movies like "César et Rosalie" we find common situations, people with whom we can identify and share feelings.

Here we have a woman who can't choose between two men... (Ingmar Bergman has another approach, in choosing psychological and darker aspects of people. It's another valid method.) I chose to comment this film because it's an example of intimate cinema, a way of telling stories which talk to hearts.


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