Cesar and Rosalie (1972)
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The respected filmmaker delivers a clever and observant romantic drama that serves as a study on how the bourgeoisie operate behind middle-class conventions.
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[font=Century Gothic]"Cesar and Rosalie" starts out with comic book artist David(Sami Frey) returning to France after a five year absence.(One slight flaw of the movie is that the absence is never explained.) He has found out from a mutual acquaintance that his true love, Rosalie(Romy Schneider), has in the interim, married, had a child, divorced, and is now seriously involved with a very wealthy, older, but none too slick scrap dealer, Cesar(Yves Montand). David has been invited to the wedding of Rosalie's mother, thus complicating matters for everyone within a thirty-mile radius.[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]"Cesar and Rosalie" is a very clever movie about a love triangle that also has much to say about that everylasting battle between money and happiness. The movie is quite philosophical about when it is right to let go of a person, if at all and how none of us are possessions. Through Rosalie, we get a first hand view of a woman's battle for equality.(She is a translator, quite well educated and can handle Cesar's business affairs in his absence.) The audience has sympathy for all the characters which is always a good sign. The finale is especially well-done. The performances of the lead actors are all top-notch.[/font]
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