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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.

Director:

Claude Sautet

Writers:

Jean-Loup Dabadie (scenario), Claude Sautet (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yves Montand ... César
Romy Schneider ... Rosalie
Sami Frey ... David
Bernard Le Coq Bernard Le Coq ... Michel
Eva Maria Meineke ... Lucie Artigues (as Eva-Maria Meineke)
Henri-Jacques Huet Henri-Jacques Huet ... Marcel
Isabelle Huppert ... Marite
Gisela Hahn ... Carla
Betty Beckers Betty Beckers ... Madeleine
Hervé Sand Hervé Sand ... Georges
Jacques Dhéry Jacques Dhéry ... Henri Harrieu
Pippo Merisi Pippo Merisi ... Albert
Carlo Nell Carlo Nell ... Jérôme
Carole Lixon Carole Lixon ... Louise
Dimitri Petricenko Dimitri Petricenko ... Simon
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 October 1972 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

César and Rosalie See more »

Filming Locations:

Beaugency, Loiret, France See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,063

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,705
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Vittorio Gassman was considered for the role of César and Gérard Depardieu for the role of David. Catherine Deneuve turned down the part of Rosalie because of her pregnancy. See more »

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Charmed despite high expectations
28 August 2000 | by Eyal-6See all my reviews

I saw "Cesar and Rosalie" at the Jerusalem Cinematheque. I had only seen Claude Sautet's later movies (which I loved), and was unsure what to expect. The cinema was packed full of people, and some of the older members of the audience were laughing out loud almost immediately at Yves Montand's antics. I was a bit more restrained. But it didn't take long for me to find myself laughing as well. And not only me; it seemed like everyone there was in good spirits, young and old alike. Yves Montand's acting was incredible, Romy Schneider is terribly desirable, and the film just floated along. Definitely worth seeing, both if you're a Claude Sautet fan or if you want a charming movie about the interesting relationship which develops between the movie's three protagonists.


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