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The Horseman on the Roof (1995)

Le hussard sur le toit (original title)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Pauline de Théus
... Angelo Pardi
... Monsieur Peyrolle
... The Doctor
... Le Colporteur
... Maggionari
... The Tutor
Carlo Cecchi ... Giuseppe
Christiane Cohendy ... Madame Peyrolle
Jacques Sereys ... The old man
Nathalie Krebs ... Madame Barthelemy
Laura Marinoni ... Carla
... The farmer's wife
... Madame Rigoard
... Monsieur Barthelemy
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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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Rated R for a scene of nudity | See all certifications »

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6 October 1995 (USA)  »

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The Horseman on the Roof  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,839,000, 12 July 1996

Gross USA:

$1,877,179, 21 July 1996
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Jean-Paul Rappeneau spent 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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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

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A ride through Provence
20 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Two superstars of the french cinema: adorable Juliette Binoche and hot Olivier Martinez, love and save each other from lost, sickness and death, while horse-riding through the stunningly beautiful Provence. An adaptation of the famous novel by Jean Giono. They are there: on the screen, on their horses, in this magnificent landscape, he tries to become a man, she tries to stay a woman, they are smiling, and soon you'll express the wish of being with them on this screen, to be one of them, maybe both, if this happens, Rappeneau gets to his goal: grace. A great tale about love, renouncement, youth, passion, courage and Honor. A famous novel of the french literature. Patriotism, romanticism, and grace. Rappeneau is the master, Binoche and Martinez are the gifted pupils.


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