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César et Rosalie

Director(s)
Claude Sautet
Country
France
Italy
Germany
Year
1972
Duration
111 min
Language
French with English subtitles

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In collaboration with Film Movement, Cinéma Moderne presents César et Rosalie by Claude Sautet. By renting the movie online, you are supporting independent cinema and helping us get through this difficult time. The distributor will be sharing revenue directly with Cinéma Moderne. Thank you for your support and long live cinema!

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In this story, two and two make three. Rosalie and David… Rosalie and César… César and David. Rosalie, beautiful and hard to manage had an affair with David; then he went away; then, she got married … not for long; she went her own way; and then she found César … César whose exuberant vitality satisfies Rosalie’s terrific lust for life. César is a self-made man. He earns a lot of money by wrecking cars, subway cars, boats. He is crazy about poker and about Rosalie. And the girl for him is like a fifth ace up his sleeve. The end of the story ? No, the beginning ! They don’t get married and they don’t have children…especially since David comes back… from long ago and far away!  (Film Movement)

… it presents not one but two unusually good performances: by Montand, as a scrap-metal dealer with international connections, and by Romy Schneider as the woman who loves him sometimes and lives with him sometimes, not always at the same sometimes. [W]e’ve had a good time and enjoyed… the way Romy Schneider can make a half-shy smile into the suggestion of unimaginable carnal possibilities. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Sautet’s film offers an interesting snapshot of shifting sands in the Seventies sexual revolution. – Eye for Film

Best Foreign Actor Yves Montand – David di Donatello Awards 1973

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Director(s)
Claude Sautet
Country
France
Italy
Germany
Year
1972
Duration
111 min
Language
French with English subtitles