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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


    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...

    Actors (57)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Hachette Première et Cie

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Lagardère Studios

    Co-productions :

    Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, France 2 Cinéma

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    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

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Adventure, Literary adaptation

    Themes :

    Illness, Travel, Monde rural

    Production language :

    French, Italian

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    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 15 min

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    Posters (1)


    News (2)

    Festival Selections (3)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1996

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

    Selection (10)

    Most Promising Actress : Isabelle Carré

    Best Director : Jean-Paul Rappeneau

    Best Original Music : Jean-Claude Petit

    Best Film

    Best Actress : Juliette Binoche

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

    Best Sound : Pierre Gamet, Jean Goudier, Dominique Hennequin

    Best Cinematography : Thierry Arbogast

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

    Best Editing : Noëlle Boisson

    San Sebastian International Film Festival - 1995

    San Sebastian International Film Festival (Spain, 1995)


    Official Selection (Closing Night 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