The Horseman on the Roof Poster

Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: June 3rd, 2003

R|2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary
In 1832, Italian patriot Angelo Pardi (Olivier Martinez) flees to France to escape Austrian invaders. His intention is to raise money and rally support for the Italian resistance, but Austrian spies trail him closely. After taking shelter in the house of noblewoman Pauline de Theus (Juliette Binoche), he learns she must travel to Italy to reunite with her husband. While avoiding the military, his pursuers and a cholera outbreak, Angelo and Pauline begin journeying back to his homeland.

Cast: Olivier Martinez, Juliette Binoche, Isabelle Carré, François Cluzet, Jean Yanne, Claudio Amendola, Pierre Arditi, Gérard Depardieu

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau

Genres: Romance, Drama

Keywords: France, Doctor, Forbidden love, House, Love triangle, Escape, Melodramatic, Soldier, Friend