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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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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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6 October 1995 (USA)  »

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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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Angelo: Cholera avoids me like the plague.
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Beautiful, but scattered
20 May 2001 | by See 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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