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Roselyne and the Lions (1989)

Roselyne et les lions (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 12 April 1989 (France)
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 »

Writers:

Jean-Jacques Beineix (scenario and dialogue), Jacques Forgeas (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Pasco ... Roselyne
Gérard Sandoz Gérard Sandoz ... Thierry
Gabriel Monnet Gabriel Monnet ... Frazier
Philippe Clévenot Philippe Clévenot ... Bracquard
Günter Meisner ... Klint
Wolf Harnisch Wolf Harnisch ... Koenig
Jacques Le Carpentier Jacques Le Carpentier ... Markovitch
Carlos Pavlidis Carlos Pavlidis ... Petit Prince
Jacques Mathou ... Armani
Dumitru Furdui Dumitru Furdui ... Stainer
Jaroslav Vízner ... Gunter
Patrice Abbou Patrice Abbou ... Ben Jemoul 2
Silvio Bolino Silvio Bolino ... Touron
François Boum 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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cat | zoo | lion tamer | france | lion | See All (31) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 April 1989 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Roselyne and the Lions See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gaumont, Cargo Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(extended) | (2 parts) (extended) | (English dubbed)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Alternate Versions

There is a director's cut with a running time of 176 minutes, which premiered on French TV in 2001 and is now available on DVD. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Grand Circus (1989) See more »

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Extended version in 2 parts, only shown on TV
23 April 2005 | by casteldomSee 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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