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Madame Rosa

Madame Rosa

A Feature film by Moshé Mizrahi

Produced by Lira Films

Release in France : 02/11/1977


    Madame Rosa lives in a sixth-floor walkup in the Pigalle; she's a retired prostitute, Jewish and an Auschwitz survivor, a foster mom to children of other prostitutes. Momo is the oldest and her favorite, an Algerian lad whom she raises as a Muslim. He asks about his parents; she answers evasively. As she ages and takes fewer children, Momo must do more for her; as money is tight, he tries to earn pennies on the street with a puppet. He's a beautiful man-child, and Madame Rosa makes him promise never to sell himself or become a pimp. A film editor, Nadine, befriends him, and his father appears as well. Madame Rosa reaches her last days in fear of hospitals, and Momo must act.

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    Actors (14)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Lira Films

    French distribution :

    Warner Bros. (France)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

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    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producers :

    Raymond Danon, Roland Girard, Jean Bolvary

    Adaptation :

    Moshé Mizrahi

    Line Producer :

    Ralph Baum

    Director of Photography :

    Nestor Almendros

    Sound Assistant :

    Louis Gimel

    Camera Operator :

    Bernard Auroux

    Editor :

    Sophie Coussein

    Continuity supervisor :

    Ariane Litaize

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Sarde

    Assistant directors :

    Tony Aboyantz, Emmanuel Fonlladosa

    Author of original work :

    Romain Gary

    Screenwriter :

    Moshé Mizrahi

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Pierre Ruh

    Assistant Operator :

    Florent Bazin

    Production Manager :

    André Hoss

    Assistant editor :

    Corinne Lazare

    Production Designer :

    Bernard Evein

    Costume designer :

    Jacques Fonteray

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    Feature film

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    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

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    Posters (2)


    Festival Selections (2)

    Academy Awards - 1978

    Academy Awards (United States, 1978)


    Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1978

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1978)

    Selection (2)

    Best Actress : Simone Signoret

    Best Production Design : Bernard Evein

    Awards (2)

    Academy Awards - 1978

    Academy Awards (United States, 1978)


    Best Foreign Film