La Vie Devant Soi (Madame Rosa) (A Life Ahead) (1978)
Average Rating: 7.1/10
Reviews Counted: 6
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 1
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Release Date: Mar 19, 1978 Wide
Average Rating: 3.8/5
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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). ~ Hal
Mar 19, 1978 Wide
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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.
Signoret is absolutely wonderful.
Mawkish as hell, but Signoret redeems much of it.
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