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The Horseman on the Roof

The Horseman on the Roof

A Feature film by Jean-Paul Rappeneau

Produced by Hachette Première et Cie

Release in France : 20/09/1995

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Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Hachette Première et Cie

Film exports/foreign sales :

FTD International Cinéma

Co-productions :

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, France 2 Cinéma

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Angelo, the handsome Italian officer with a face like an angel, runs along the alleyways and across the sun-beaten rooftops, gallops down the sunken trails of the fields. Towards what ? For What ? The story takes place in 1832 during a cholera epidemic that has laid waste to Provence, leaving a mass of corpses with blue, hideously grimacing faces in its wake. Yet Angelo finds time to lend to and massage the innocent victims with his last reserves of energy. He also finds time to love, calmly and serenely, the young Pauline de Théus, who is looking for a mysterious husband who may already be dead...

Full credits (23)

Second unit director :

Xavier Castano

Assistant directors :

Frédéric Auburtin, Xavier Castano, Marie de la Selle, Natalie Engelstein, Philippe Tourret

Line Producer :

Bernard Bouix

Director of Photography :

Thierry Arbogast

Sound assistants :

Bernard Chaumeil, Sophie Chiabaut

Camera Operator :

Yves Agostini

Press Attaché (film) :

Claude Davy

Assistant editors :

Claire Sels, Viviane Gourvest

Production Designers :

Jacques Rouxel, Christian Marti

Foley artists :

Jérôme Lévy, Pascal Mazières

Costume designer :

Franca Squarciapino

Narrator :

Jacques Weber

Executive Producer :

René Cleitman

Author of original work :

Jean Giono

Screenwriters :

Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Nina Companeez, Jean-Claude Carrière

Sound recordists :

Pierre Gamet, Jean Goudier, Alain Primot

Assistant Operators :

Sophie Bosquet, Tariel Meliava, Pascal Rabaud, Michel Taburiaux, Jörg Widmer, Patrick de Ranter

Production Manager :

Gérard Gaultier

Editor :

Noëlle Boisson

Continuity supervisor :

Claude Luquet

Music Composer :

Jean-Claude Petit

Stunt performer :

Michel Carliez

Sound Mixer :

Dominique Hennequin

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Feature film

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Sub-genre :

Adventure, Literary adaptation

Themes :

Illness, Travel, Monde rural

Production language :

French, Italian

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

2 h 15 min

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Posters (1)


News (2)

Festival Selections (3)

Tokyo- French Film Festival - 1997

Tokyo- French Film Festival (Japan, 1997)


Feature Films

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1996

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1996)

Selection (10)

Best Sound : Pierre Gamet, Jean Goudier, Dominique Hennequin

Best Production Design : Ezio Frigerio, Christian Marti, Jacques Rouxel

Best Editing : Noëlle Boisson

Best Costume Design : Ezio Frigerio, Christian Marti, Jacques Rouxel

Best Cinematography : Thierry Arbogast

Best Original Music : Jean-Claude Petit

Best Director : Jean-Paul Rappeneau

Most Promising Actress : Isabelle Carré

Best Actress : Juliette Binoche

Best Film


Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1996

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1996)

Awards (3)

César Award for Best Sound

César Award for Best Sound : Dominique Hennequin

César Award for Best Sound : Pierre Gamet