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César and Rosalie (1972)

César et Rosalie (original title)
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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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 61914 delivered on 16-2-1973. See more »

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Rosalie est partie
Composed by Vincent Scotto
Lyrics by Georges Koger and Léon Raiter
Editions Sylvain raiter
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it just misses the mark
13 November 2005 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The acting in this movie is excellent--particularly Yves Montand as the middle aged scrap dealer. David is also well-played as are all the other supporting players. But the character of Rosalie was just confusing and flaky and this tended to pull the movie down from time to time. Her character just didn't make sense--acting impulsively and without clear motivation. It was like many of her moves were based on a whim and that made it hard to care about her or see what David or Cesar saw in her (other than her great looks). Yes I could see it would be tough to love two people at the same time but the ways she reacted just defied logic. It's really a shame, as a re-write of the script could have made this a MUCH better film.


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