• Rosetta (1999)

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Release Date: November 5th, 1999

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

Director: Luc Dardenne , Jean-Pierre Dardenne

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The film has an odd subterranean power. It doesn't strive for our sympathy or make any effort to portray Rosetta as colorful, winning or sympathetic. show more

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

  • 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

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