Madame Rosa

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  • PG
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1977
  • Running time: 105 min
Madame Rosa (French: La Vie devant soi) is a 1977 French film adaptation of the novel The Life Before Us (1975; French: La vie devant soi), authored by Romain Gary under the pseudonym of Émile Ajar. Through his double identity, Gary, who had already... read more

Madame Rosa (French: La Vie devant soi) is a 1977 French film adaptation of the novel The Life Before Us (1975; French: La vie devant soi), authored by Romain Gary under the pseudonym of Émile Ajar. Through his double identity, Gary, who had already received the Prix Goncourt in 1956 for Les Racines du ciel, received it again, in 1975 for La vie devant soi, becoming the first writer to be twice attributed the highly coveted award. The film adaptation was directed by Moshé Mizrahi and produced by Daniel Pomerantz.

Original Release

11/02/1977

US Release

03/19/1978

Cast

Simone Signoret Madame Rosa
Michal Bat-Adam Nadine
Samy Ben-Youb Momo
Gabriel Jabbour M. Hamil / Monsieur Hamil
Geneviève Fontanel Maryse
Bernard Lajarrige Louis Charmette - un retraité SNCF
Mohamed Zinet Kadir Youssef
Elio Bencoil Moïse
Stella Annicette Madame Lola
El Kebir Mimoun
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Moshe Mizrahi

Writers

Romain Gary, Moshe Mizrahi

Cast

Producers

Ralph Baum Executive Producer
Jean Bolvary Producer
Raymond Danon Producer

Editors

Sophie Coussein

1978OscarBest Foreign Language Film Won
1978Golden GlobeBest Foreign Film Nominated
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