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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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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) »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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life with the lions
8 January 2000 | by ieaunSee all my reviews

A failure at school, Thierry (Gerard Sandoz) does odd jobs at the local zoo in exchange for lessons from the lion tamer Frazier (Gabriel Monnet). He meets another trainee Roselyne (Isabelle Pasco) and they fall in love. Frazier dismisses Thierry for disobedience and Roselyne leaves with him. With the help of Thierry's English teacher Bracquard (Philippe Clevenot) they travel across France looking for work. They join a circus but are not allowed to work with the lions. Finally they join Koenig's circus in Munich. Roselyne is employed as the performer with Thierry as the trainer. Here they meet the tiger trainer Klint (Gunter Meisner).

Disappointing performances by Isabelle Pasco and Gerard Sandoz, but Gunter Meisner is good as the tiger trainer who has lost his nerve. All the elements which made the director's previous films "Diva" and "Betty Blue" so enjoyable seem to be missing here: a strong storyline, fine acting by the leads, even a good musical score. Instead Beineix relies too much on his talent for good visuals and the excitement generated between the performers and the lions.


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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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