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A haunting, minimalist short that mostly consists of a monologue to camera by the young Rosalie, on trial for the murder of her new-born infant.

Director:

Walerian Borowczyk

Writers:

Guy de Maupassant (based on the short story 'Rosalie Prudent' by), Walerian Borowczyk
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Ligia Branice ... Rosalie
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A haunting, minimalist short that mostly consists of a monologue to camera by the young Rosalie, on trial for the murder of her new-born infant.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

June 1966 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Rozalia See more »

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Pantaleon Films See more »
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Well-Made Drama from Borowczyk
30 April 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Rosalie (1966)

*** (out of 4)

As the film opens the title card informs us that Rosalie (Ligia Branice), a maid, has murdered her child after birth and buried it in a garden. The camera then pans to Rosalie who is on trial and then explains why she did the crime. This Walerian Borowczyk short clocks in at 15-minutes and it's certainly a well-made film. The film was shot with a bright white background and I really loved the look and feel of the picture. The subject matter is obviously a dark one and we get to see the actress give a good performance as she explains what happened leading up to the murder. While she is speaking we get other scenes edited in to show bits and pieces of the evidence from the crime. This was really a well-made picture and one that holds the viewers attention throughout. It's a very stark and serious bit of filmmaking but the director does a good job with it.


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