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Rosetta (1999)

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Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.
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Émilie Dequenne ... Rosetta
Fabrizio Rongione ... Riquet
Anne Yernaux Anne Yernaux ... The Mother
Olivier Gourmet ... The Boss
Bernard Marbaix Bernard Marbaix ... The Campgrounds Manager
Frédéric Bodson Frédéric Bodson ... The Head of Personnel
Florian Delain ... The Boss's Son
Christiane Dorval Christiane Dorval ... First Saleswoman
Mireille Bailly Mireille Bailly ... Second Saleswoman
Thomas Gollas Thomas Gollas ... The Mother's Boyfriend
Leon Michaux Leon Michaux ... First Policeman (as Léon Michaux)
Victor Marit Victor Marit ... Second Policeman
Colette Regibeau Colette Regibeau ... Madame Riga
Claire Tefnin Claire Tefnin ... Girl in Locker Room
Sophia Leboutte Sophia Leboutte ... Fired Woman
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Storyline

The first scene, like almost all others, is a fighting scene. A girl, about 18, is sacked from her factory work because her trial period is over. The girl, Rosetta, is quite upset and the cops will have to arrive to get her out. She has her reasons: she lives in a caravan, with her alcoholic mother. She goes looking for work as some go to the war. Treasons, murders are in her mind, if not in her acts. Written by Gregoire Dubost <Gregoire.dubost@polytechnique.org>

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Drama

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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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Rosetta: Your name is Rosetta. My name is Rosetta. You found a job. I found a job. You've got a friend. I've got a friend. You have a normal life. I have a normal life. You won't fall in a rut. I won't fall in a rut. Good night. Good night.
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shattering, absorbing study of the human spirit
18 October 2000 | by peteh22See all my reviews

Rosetta breaks all of the rules of film making and comes up with an amazing drama of almost epic proportions. This is a heartbreaking film, in line with the Dogme 95 manifesto. No artificial lights, no music, shot on location, and with non professional actors. The best of these is inevitable- Rosetta herself, played by Emile Dequenne. Both film and actress won major prizes in Cannes. Just rewards for an astonishing peice of work.


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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 September 1999 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Rosetta See more »

Filming Locations:

Liège, Wallonia, Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,187, 7 November 1999

Gross USA:

$266,665

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$293,092
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Dolby SR

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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