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The Horseman on the Roof (1995)
"Le hussard sur le toit" (original title)

R  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Romance  |  6 October 1995 (USA)
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In a time of war and disease, a young officer gallantly tries to help a young woman find her husband.

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Pauline de Théus
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Maggionari
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Giuseppe
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In 1832, cholera ravages Provence (South of France). After several misadventures, Angelo, young Italian officer hunted by the Austrian secret police, meets Pauline de Theus, a young lady. After a second accidental meeting, both will start the search of Pauline's husband in a chaotic country. Written by Remy Amouroux <Remy.Amouroux@imag.fr>

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Their only chance for survival was each other.


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$1,839,000 (USA) (12 July 1996)

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$1,877,179 (USA) (19 July 1996)
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Jean-Paul Rappeneauspent over a year searching for a suitable male lead. Olivier Martinez had to audition several times before he landed the part. See more »

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Pauline: They don't fear men since they have started to eat them.
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Beautiful French scenery
24 February 2003 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This gorgeous movie was set in the cholera stricken period which wiped out the whole of Europe in 10 days. Juliette Binoche, in her pre-The English Patient role, was as gorgeous and subtle as ever. The thing about this movie though that it's billed as a romance but you don't see it anywhere but just hints of it and feel the sexual tensions between the 2 main characters. Rather disappointing for some but it's that exact same formula which makes it such a beautiful movie to watch. To top it off, it was filmed in the French countryside which is so breathtaking that you could just watch the movie for the cinematography alone. All in all, it's a superb movie in the tradition of finely crafted French costume dramas.


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