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Roselyne and the Lions (1989)

Roselyne et les lions (original title)
Thierry (Gérard Sandoz) drops out of school to apprentice as a lion tamer at the zoo when he meets Roselyne (Isabelle Pasco), who shares his passion. They fall in love and when he loses his... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Pasco ...
Roselyne
Gérard Sandoz ...
Thierry
Gabriel Monnet ...
Frazier
Philippe Clévenot ...
Bracquard
Günter Meisner ...
Klint
Wolf Harnisch ...
Koenig
Jacques Le Carpentier ...
Markovitch
Carlos Pavlidis ...
Petit Prince
...
Armani
Dumitru Furdui ...
Stainer
Jaroslav Vízner ...
Gunter
Patrice Abbou ...
Ben Jemoul 2
Silvio Bolino ...
Touron
François Boum ...
Ben Jemoul 1
Guillaume Briat ...
Matou
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Storyline

Thierry (Gérard Sandoz) drops out of school to apprentice as a lion tamer at the zoo when he meets Roselyne (Isabelle Pasco), who shares his passion. They fall in love and when he loses his job, the young lovers journey across France finding odd jobs at several circuses. In Germany, they fall under the tutelage of aging big cat trainer, Klint (Gunter Meisner), and while they are closer to realizing their dreams, they find that their success drives them apart. Written by Anonymous

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12 April 1989 (France)  »

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Extended version in 2 parts, only shown on TV
23 April 2005 | by (France) – See all my reviews

An extended version, in 2 parts (40 minutes longer), has been made but never shown in the theaters. It was only shown on TV. I think it improves the film, getting us to know the main characters better, especially Thierry, with all the scenes in his High School, not included in the main version. It gives more sense to the whole script, which then holds better than the shorter one. I have sent the update for this extended version to IMDb, and it has been recorded under the reference 050423-085733-754000. It includes the name of the actors playing the parts of Thierry's teachers, who are not acknowledged in the cast of the main version. I don't know is this extended version exists on DVD, but, if it does, I would recommend people to get it and watch it.


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