Life Is a Bed of Roses

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Life Is a Bed of Roses (French: La vie est un roman) is a 1983 French film directed by Alain Resnais from a screenplay by Jean Gruault. The English-language distribution title of the film is Life Is a Bed of Roses, though it has also been known as... read more

Life Is a Bed of Roses (French: La vie est un roman) is a 1983 French film directed by Alain Resnais from a screenplay by Jean Gruault. The English-language distribution title of the film is Life Is a Bed of Roses, though it has also been known as Forbek's Castle and Life Is a Fairy Tale. A literal translation of the original title is "Life is a novel [or story, romance]"; in the film the French quotation (or misquotation) is attributed to Napoleon.

Original Release

04/20/1983

Cast

Vittorio Gassman Walter Guarini
Ruggero Raimondi Count Michel Forbek
Geraldine Chaplin Nora Winkle
Fanny Ardant Livia Cerasquier
Pierre Arditi Robert Dufresne
Sabine Azema Élisabeth Rousseau
Robert Manuel Georges Leroux
Martine Kelly Claudine Obertin
Samson Fainsilber Zoltán Forbek
Véronique Silver Nathalie Holberg
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Alain Resnais

Writers

Jean Gruault

Cast

Vittorio Gassman Walter Guarini
Ruggero Raimondi Count Michel Forbek
Geraldine Chaplin Nora Winkle
Fanny Ardant Livia Cerasquier
Pierre Arditi Robert Dufresne
Sabine Azema Élisabeth Rousseau
Robert Manuel Georges Leroux
Martine Kelly Claudine Obertin
Samson Fainsilber Zoltán Forbek
Véronique Silver Nathalie Holberg
Andre Dussollier Raoul Vandamme
Guillaume Boisseau Frédéric
Sabine Thomas Marie
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu School Teacher
Rodolphe Schacher Pierre
Jean-Claude Arnaud Le conducteur de la camionnette
Lucienne Hamon Juliette Watelet
Jean-Louis Richard Pére Jean Watelet
Hélène Patarot Thi Lan
Flavie Ducorps La fille de Nora Winkle

Producers

Editors

Jean-Pierre Besnard, Albert Jurgenson

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