Rosetta [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Rosetta [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne Cast: Emilie Dequenne
Emilie Dequenne
, Fabrizio Rongione
Fabrizio Rongione
, Anne Yernaux
Anne Yernaux
Luc Dardenne
Rosetta [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Rosetta [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne Cast: Emilie Dequenne
Emilie Dequenne
, Fabrizio Rongione
Fabrizio Rongione
, Anne Yernaux
Anne Yernaux
Luc Dardenne

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Overview

From the directors of the critically acclaimed La Promesse (1996) comes this stark portrayal of a young woman coming of age at the edge of social oblivion. Rosetta (Émilie Dequenne) lives in a tiny, beat-up trailer without toilets or running water with her alcoholic, irresponsible, and utterly dispirited mother, who requires her frequent care. Rosetta longs to have a "normal" life and become a productive member of society, but even this modest goal seems beyond her grasp. Quietly terrified that she will slide into the abyss like her mother, she wages a desperate, purely instinctive battle to lift herself out of her wretched, semi-feral existence. At the film's outset, she is bodily removed from her job at a food factory; for much of the rest of the film, her attempts to gain employment are thwarted by the callousness and indifference of others. The only person to show any kind of sympathy is Riquet (Fabrizio Rongione), who ekes out a pittance at a waffle stand while secretly skimming profits from his boss. Though his awkward attempts to gain her interest go unacknowledged by the barely socialized Rosetta, the two develop something like a friendship. Later in the movie, however, her loyalty to her new-found friend clashes with her all-consuming desire for a job. First-time actress Dequenne, who spent time in a similarly harsh environment to prepare for the role, won the Best Actress prize at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival. This film also won the coveted Palme d'Or at Cannes and was screened at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/14/2012
UPC: 0715515097512
Original Release: 1999
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion Collection
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Language: English
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 2,112

Special Features

Conversation between film critic Scott Foundas and Filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne - New Interview piece featuring actors Émilie Dequenne and Olivier Gourmet; Trailer; ; ; Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Kent Jones

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Emilie Dequenne Rosetta
Fabrizio Rongione Riquet
Anne Yernaux Mother
Olivier Gourmet Boss
Bernard Marbaix Campgrounds Manager
Frederic Bodson 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
Victor Marit Second Policeman
Colette Regibeau Madame Riga
Claire Tefnin Girl in Locker Room
Sophie Leboutte Fired Woman
Gaetano Ventura Store Manager
Christian Neys First Paramedic
Valentin Traversi Second Paramedic
Jean-Francois Noville Hospital Worker

Technical Credits
Luc Dardenne Director,Director,Producer,Producer,Screenwriter,Screenwriter
Laurent Petin Producer,Producer
Jean-Pierre Duret Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas Gauder Sound Mixer,Sound/Sound Designer
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