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R| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
Belgian 17-year-old Rosetta (Émilie Dequenne) lives in a dilapidated trailer that has no running water, with only her indigent and alcoholic mother (Anne Yernaux) for company. After losing her job at a food processing plant, the teen struggles to find work in a bid to avoid falling into the same traps as her mother, but is rebuffed at every turn. Only Riquet (Fabrizio Rongione), who works at a nearby waffle stand, seems to care for Rosetta, but even that budding friendship has a price.

Cast: Émilie Dequenne , Fabrizio Rongione , Anne Yernaux , Olivier Gourmet ,

Directors: Luc Dardenne , Jean-Pierre Dardenne

Genres: Drama

Rosetta (1999)

Release Date: September 15th, 1999|1 hr. 35 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    The film's loose, scaled-down technique never turns gimmicky...but enhances the tension and intimacy of Rosetta's struggle. show more

  • 88
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    An immensely uplifting movie whose final, unforgettable frames come as close as anything to answering the big questions about why we bother in a dog-eat-dog world. show more

  • 87
    Mr. Showbiz

    The final reel of Rosetta is like nothing else ever filmed, and it would be wrong to describe it. show more

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