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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: Cholera avoids me like the plague.
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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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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

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Beautiful French scenery
24 February 2003 | by meliajanssenSee all my reviews

This gorgeous movie was set in the cholera stricken period which wiped out the whole of Europe in 10 days. Juliette Binoche, in her pre-The English Patient role, was as gorgeous and subtle as ever. The thing about this movie though that it's billed as a romance but you don't see it anywhere but just hints of it and feel the sexual tensions between the 2 main characters. Rather disappointing for some but it's that exact same formula which makes it such a beautiful movie to watch. To top it off, it was filmed in the French countryside which is so breathtaking that you could just watch the movie for the cinematography alone. All in all, it's a superb movie in the tradition of finely crafted French costume dramas.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | Italian

Release Date:

6 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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