The Horseman on the Roof

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The Horseman on the Roof (French: Le hussard sur le toit) is a 1995 French film directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau and starring Juliette Binoche and Olivier Martinez. Based on the 1951 French novel Le hussard sur le toit by Jean Giono, the film follows... read more

The Horseman on the Roof (French: Le hussard sur le toit) is a 1995 French film directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau and starring Juliette Binoche and Olivier Martinez. Based on the 1951 French novel Le hussard sur le toit by Jean Giono, the film follows the adventures of a young Italian nobleman in France raising money for the Italian revolution against Austria during a time of cholera. The Italian struggle for independence and the cholera pandemic in southern France in 1832 are historical events. The film received César Awards in 1996 for Best Cinematography and Best Sound, as well as eight César Award nominations for Best Film, Best Costume Design, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Music, Best Production Design, and Most Promising Actress.

Original Release

09/20/1995

Cast

Juliette Binoche Pauline de Théus
Olivier Martinez Angelo Pardi
Pierre Arditi Monsieur Peyrolle
Francois Cluzet Le médecin
Gerard Depardieu Le commissaire de police de Manosque
Jean Yanne Le colporteur
Isabelle Carre La préceptrice
Claudio Amendola Maggionari
Christiane Cohendy Mme Peyrolle
Tony Lemiere Adrien Peyrolle
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jean-Paul Rappeneau

Writers

Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Nina Companéez, Jean-Claude Carriere, Jean Giono

Cast

Juliette Binoche Pauline de Théus
Olivier Martinez Angelo Pardi
Pierre Arditi Monsieur Peyrolle
Francois Cluzet Le médecin
Gerard Depardieu Le commissaire de police de Manosque
Jean Yanne Le colporteur
Isabelle Carre La préceptrice
Claudio Amendola Maggionari
Christiane Cohendy Mme Peyrolle
Tony Lemiere Adrien Peyrolle
Carlo Cecchi Giuseppe
Laura Marinoni Carla
Paul Freeman Laurent de Théus
Yolande Moreau Mme Rigoard
Daniel Russo Maître Rigoard
Richard Sammel Un voyageur
Georges Neri Le vieux moissonneur
Hervé Pierre Brigadier Maugin
Marie Albe
Antonin Lebas-Joly Edmond enfant

Producers

Bernard Bouix Executive Producer
Rene Cleitman Executive Producer
Rene Cleitman Producer
Bernard Bouix Producer

Editors

Noëlle Boisson

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