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César and Rosalie (1972)

César et Rosalie (original title)
Cesar is in love with Rosalie. But Rosalie isn't making it easy for him, especially when her old flame enters the picture.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernard Le Coq ...
Lucie Artigues (as Eva-Maria Meineke)
Henri-Jacques Huet ...
Betty Beckers ...
Hervé Sand ...
Jacques Dhéry ...
Henri Harrieu
Pippo Merisi ...
Carlo Nell ...
Carole Lixon ...
Dimitri Petricenko ...


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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27 October 1972 (France)  »

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


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Claude Sautet's most beautiful film with a distribution of high quality.
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Two opposite men of character quarrel the love of a woman, who doe not manage to choose among both. A harmless intrigue, transcent by Claude Sautet's stage setting, which brews humor and emotion, the dialogues chiselled by Jean-Loup Dabadie and a magnificent trio of actors.

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