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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,839,000, 12 July 1996

Gross USA:

$1,877,179, 21 July 1996
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Shot over a period of four and a half months in 50 different locations. 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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Referenced in Armageddon (1997) See more »

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one of the best French adventure films ever made
6 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

This film is one of the most expensive films ever made in France but it was worthwhile. Even with such a huge budget, Jean-Paul Rappeneau is controling very well this epic film. Moreover, it shows numerous qualities which proves Rappeneau's confidence towards his film, for example: the beauty of the landscapes, the performance of the two main actors: Olivier Martinez who is very at ease in his role of soldier and Juliette Binoche who is ravishing and brave too, the briskly rhythm of the film itself and the quality of the screenplay which is sometimes ironic .I didn't read the novel by Jean Giono but I suppose that the film is very faithful to the novel. I noticed one thing in this film which is weird: very famous French actors have got only a little role: Gérard Depardieu who performs a policeman, Jean Yanne who is a hawker and François Cluzet who is a doctor. As a conclusion: an epic film which is worth to be seen


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