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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:
Juliette Binoche ... Pauline de Théus
Olivier Martinez ... Angelo Pardi
Pierre Arditi ... Monsieur Peyrolle
François Cluzet ... The Doctor
Jean Yanne ... Le Colporteur
Claudio Amendola ... Maggionari
Isabelle Carré ... The Tutor
Carlo Cecchi Carlo Cecchi ... Giuseppe
Christiane Cohendy Christiane Cohendy ... Madame Peyrolle
Jacques Sereys Jacques Sereys ... The old man
Nathalie Krebs Nathalie Krebs ... Madame Barthelemy
Laura Marinoni Laura Marinoni ... Carla
Elisabeth Margoni ... The farmer's wife
Yolande Moreau ... Madame Rigoard
Christophe Odent ... Monsieur Barthelemy
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Storyline

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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Angelo: Mother, you always wanted me to be more reckless. Today, you would have been proud of me.
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Alternate Versions

The version released in the U.S. was significantly shorter than the original French version, because the American distributor removed 15-20 minutes of footage. See more »

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Beautiful, but scattered
20 May 2001 | by cscjr8See all my reviews

Juliette Binoche and Olivier Martinez look great, and they throw themselves enthusiastically into their roles. They do have a certain chemistry together, but the film devotes much more attention to the effects of the French cholera epidemic in 1832 on the countryside. The plot that kicks off the story rather dramatically is that of the assassination plots against Italian nationalists by Austrians who'd like to take over northern Italy. The end of the movie, however, reveals the true focus of the story. I wish that the majority of the movie was devoted to that story.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | Italian

Release Date:

6 October 1995 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,320,043

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,320,043
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DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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