La Vie Devant Soi (Madame Rosa) (A Life Ahead) (1978)

La Vie Devant Soi (Madame Rosa) (A Life Ahead)

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Madame Rosa (Simone Signoret) is an aging former prostitute who, in her dotage, makes a living by caring for the children of other prostitutes in Paris' Arab community. Haunted by memories of her experiences in a Nazi concentration camp, Rosa is seized with the notion that the Gestapo is still after her. She thus begs one of her young charges (Samy Ben Youb) not to give away her "hiding place." Madame Rosa was based on Momo, a novel by one Emile Ajar (better known as Romaine Gary).

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
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Written By: Romain Gary, Moshé Mizrahi
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as Madame Rosa, Mme. Ro...

as Docteur Katz

as Mr. Hamil

as Mme. Lola

as Louis Charmette

as Kadir Youssef

as Mimoun
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Critic Reviews for La Vie Devant Soi (Madame Rosa) (A Life Ahead)

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Full Review… | October 1, 2008
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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This melodrama, which won Foreign Language Oscar, about an aging prostitute taking care of children, is mediocre, but Simone Signoret gives a dominant, utterly compelling performance.

Full Review… | April 1, 2011
EmanuelLevy.Com

Signoret is absolutely wonderful.

October 30, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

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