From the director of Cyrano de Bergerac comes an equally sumptuous epic that was the most expensive French production of its time. In the midst of the 19th century, Italian soldier Angelo has escaped his Austrian enemies and fled to rural France where an outbreak of cholera sweeps the land. Aided by a beautiful noblewoman he vows to protect her as she searches for her missing husband. As they embark on a thrilling and perilous quest they struggle to contain their growing feelings for each other. Filled with action, passion and breathtaking cinematography, The Horseman on the Roof is cinema at its best.