|Starring:||Emilie Dequenne, Fabrizio Rongione, Anne Yerneaux, Olivier Gourmet|
|Directors:||Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne|
|Studio:||ARTIFICIAL EYE FILM COMPANY LTD.|
|Rental release:||16 Apr 2001|
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Masterpiece of Cinematic HumanismBy a customer from London , 14 Apr 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]This is an amazing film. For those who are willing to think and feel it will provide you with a profoundly moving portrait of a fellow human being. Everything about Rosetta confirms its greatness; the cinematography is perfect for the project, script is solid, the acting excels, Direction and editing are just right. If you are incapable of wanting to feel, and prefer your entertainment of the anaesthetic variety (commercial rubbish), want to be told what to think (dramatic ends where all the plot wraps up neatly), and are only willing to feel emotion when a Hollywood Director manipulates your tear glands for you without you thinking, then steer clear. But if you believe Cinema is Art, and all art should describe the human condition, then Rosetta is a masterpiece.
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bleak but important filmBy MUNCH (138 reviews) from Gorebridge , 22 Aug 2008Rosetta the story of a teenager living in a caravanpark with an alcoholic mother who sells herself to the park manager for alcohol isnt the film you would seek out if you are in the doldrums.
The running theme throughout this film is the refusal by Rossetta to bend to the pressures she is under and basically give up the spirit shown is admirable given her circumstanses and there is at the end the tiniest glimmer of ahappy ending.
Good world cinema.
bleak, real, GreatBy Mrtbuzzed (16 reviews) from Pontefract , 20 Aug 2008I usually hate anything arty and pretentious french tripe.. the French seem to do it with such expertise is all.
this is a little of both it seems, But i love the way its shot, like the camera is struggling to keep up with her as she runs from place to place, puts her wellies on and shouts at her god awfull pathetic mother.. A really bleak side to the 'summer in Provence' imagery ive mostly seen in the past. It wont change your life or make you think particulary,,,, Hell, you probably wont be able to recall what happens in it in 2 weeks, Because it is in itself, so Ordinary
Also, watch The Son if you like this, same Sh*t different day
miserable !By gail44 (1 review) from bedford , 07 Jul 2008This was miserable ! We couln't watch all the way through
RubbishBy Vanessa from Birmingham , 18 Jun 2008Absolute drivel. I even watched the directors' interview afterwards to try to work out why they made this. Turns out it was some patronising notion of a postmodernist attempt to engage with an individual and her quest for survival in a challenging life. Bollocks. If you like watching this poor girl lose her job, get chased around by a man on a scooter and let down by her mother repeatedly then you must be more of a postmodern sadist than I am.
Powerfully GrimBy Cato (774 reviews) from Lydbury North , 04 Mar 2008A powerful film about a harsh subject, poverty. The Dardenne brothers have crafted this piece de resistance in the form of a docudrama about a teenage girl living in pretty appalling circumstances on a caravan park in Liege. She tries to make something of her sparse existence, foraging for jobs and in particular that of a waffle seller. With Machiavellian determination she pursues her goal and the film ends on a seemingly optimistic note, although given her personality one cannot be sure. The acting of this poor creature is truly superb. There is no 'star quality' that sometimes appears in hard films such as this, and the memory of her stuck out bottom as she charges around after her desperate endeavours will stay with me for a long time. Emilie Dequenne will probably never better her achievement in this film. Not quite a masterpiece of a film, but pretty damn well near it.
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