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César and Rosalie (1972)

César et Rosalie (original title)
Cesar is in love with Rosalie. But Rosalie isn't making it easy for him, especially when her old flame enters the picture.

Director:

Claude Sautet

Writers:

Jean-Loup Dabadie (scenario), Claude Sautet (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yves Montand ... César
Romy Schneider ... Rosalie
Sami Frey ... David
Bernard Le Coq Bernard Le Coq ... Michel
Eva Maria Meineke ... Lucie Artigues (as Eva-Maria Meineke)
Henri-Jacques Huet Henri-Jacques Huet ... Marcel
Isabelle Huppert ... Marite
Gisela Hahn ... Carla
Betty Beckers Betty Beckers ... Madeleine
Hervé Sand Hervé Sand ... Georges
Jacques Dhéry Jacques Dhéry ... Henri Harrieu
Pippo Merisi Pippo Merisi ... Albert
Carlo Nell Carlo Nell ... Jérôme
Carole Lixon Carole Lixon ... Louise
Dimitri Petricenko Dimitri Petricenko ... Simon
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Storyline

Rosalie is amicably divorced, dividing her time between her mother's house, with her siblings and small daughter, and César's. He's self made, a scrap iron king, outgoing, amiable, in love with her. Enter David, an artist and Rosalie's flame before her marriage. In a quiet, brooding way, he seeks to reclaim Rosalie. César's jealous outbursts and attempts at cunning backfire and send Rosalie into David's arms. César keeps trying: he buys Rosalie's childhood seaside vacation home as a gift, wins her back, then must ask David to join them so Rosalie will be happy. When Rosalie discovers César and David's complicity, she again asserts her freedom, leaving the men alone together. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Would you do as Rosalie did? See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 October 1972 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Beaugency, Loiret, France See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,063

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,705
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Excellent French cinema
13 October 2005 | by michelerealiniSee all my reviews

I was amazed from this film! Not only because I usually like Yves Montand and Romy Schneider, but because above all this is a film about human feelings and reactions.

Claude Sautet's works are not intellectual movies, but they have the quality of showing people in real life, with their strength and their weakness, we can find people who laugh and cry. They are films about life, there isn't necessarily an happy ending. (In Hollywood they're not able to talk to us about REAL persons.) Simple, isn't it? A director normally shows life, you may say. But in reality I don't think it's so easy. The risk is to talk about people with exaggerations and melodramatic elements. In movies like "César et Rosalie" we find common situations, people with whom we can identify and share feelings.

Here we have a woman who can't choose between two men... (Ingmar Bergman has another approach, in choosing psychological and darker aspects of people. It's another valid method.) I chose to comment this film because it's an example of intimate cinema, a way of telling stories which talk to hearts.


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