Rosetta

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1999
  • Running time: 95 min
The Belgian filmmaking team of brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne turned heads with Rosetta, an intense vérité drama that closely follows a poor young woman struggling to hold on to a job to support herself and her alcoholic mother. read more

The Belgian filmmaking team of brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne turned heads with Rosetta, an intense vérité drama that closely follows a poor young woman struggling to hold on to a job to support herself and her alcoholic mother. It’s a swift and simple tale made revelatory by the raw, empathetic way in which the directors render Rosetta’s desperation, keeping the camera nearly perched on her shoulder throughout. Many have copied the Dardennes’ style, but few have equaled it. This ferocious film won big at Cannes, earning the Palme d’Or for the filmmakers and the best actress prize for the indomitable Émilie Dequenne.

Original Release

05/23/1999

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Cast

Emilie Dequenne Rosetta
Anne Yernaux The Mother
Fabrizio Rongione Riquet
Olivier Gourmet The Boss
Bernard Marbaix The Campgrounds Manager
Frédéric Bodson The Head of Personnel
Florian Delain The Boss's Son
Christiane Dorval First Saleswoman
Mireille Bailly Second Saleswoman
Thomas Gollas The Mother's Boyfriend
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Writers

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Cast

Emilie Dequenne Rosetta
Anne Yernaux The Mother
Fabrizio Rongione Riquet
Olivier Gourmet The Boss
Bernard Marbaix The Campgrounds Manager
Frédéric Bodson The Head of Personnel
Florian Delain The Boss's Son
Christiane Dorval First Saleswoman
Mireille Bailly Second Saleswoman
Thomas Gollas The Mother's Boyfriend
Leon Michaux First Policeman (as Léon Michaux)
Victor Marit Second Policeman
Colette Regibeau Madame Riga
Claire Tefnin Girl in Locker Room
Sophia Leboutte Fired Woman
Gaetano Ventura Store Manager
Christian Neys First Paramedic
Valentin Traversi Second Paramedic
Jean-Francois Noville Hospital Worker

Producers

Editors

Marie-Hélène Dozo

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