The Horseman on the Roof Movie Review 1995

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Lavish costume drama set in Provence in the 1830s, during a cholera epidemic. Italian officer/revolutionary Angelo (Martinez) is on the run and eventually meets up with beautiful Pauline de Theus (Binoche), who hides him in a quarantined French village. Pauline's in search of her husband and Angelo reluctantly agrees to help her. Together they manage to escape a military cordon and travel to another plague town. There's lots of riding through the countryside and hiding out and not much actually happens. Nice scenery, attractive stars. Based on the 1951 novel by Jean Giono. French with subtitles; originally released at 135 minutes.


Miramax Film Corp., 8439 W Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069-1921, Phone: (323)650-2937, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 119 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Historical Drama, France, Great Escapes
Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Jean-Claude Carriere, Nina Companeez
Olivier Martinez, Juliette Binoche, Francois Cluzet, Isabelle Carre, Jean Yanne, Claudio Amendola, Pierre Arditti
Thierry Arbogast
Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Jean-Claude Petit
Gerard Depardieu
Rene Cleitman, Bernard Bouix, France 2 Cinema, Hachette Premiere et Cie, C.E.C. Rhone-Alpes, Miramax


Cesar 1996: Cinematog., Sound.

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