Rent Rosetta (1999)

3.5 of 5 from 176 ratings
1h 30min
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Feature is an extraordinary portrait of a resourceful teenage girl struggling to find her way in a tough world.
, , Anne Yernaux, , , , , , , Thomas Gollas, , Victor Marit, Colette Regibeau, Claire Tefnin, , Gaetano Ventura, Christian Neys, , Jean-Francois Noville
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Michele Petin, Laurent Petin
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Émilie Dequenne
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.

1999 Cannes Palme d'Or

1999 Cannes Best Actress Ex-aequo

Release Date:
Run Time:
90 minutes
French Dolby Digital 2.0, Italian Dolby Digital 2.0
Dutch, English, Italian
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
  • Interview with Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
  • Cannes Award Ceremony Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Stills Galleries
  • Director Biographies and Filmographies
  • Cast Biographies

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Reviews (2) of Rosetta

Rosetta in closeup. - Rosetta review by RhysH

Spoiler Alert

To begin at the ending, although the Dardenne brothers don't really do "The End", this like many of their films just stops. There is no denouement, the symphony stops before the last few climactic bars. Despite the unrelenting gloom of the film the final shot gave me a faint glimmer of hope.

Émile Dequenne as Rosetta gives a magnificent performance, worthy of her best actress award at Cannes 1999. The one time she smiles it almost makes you laugh, such slight relief is pounced upon.

The cinematic style has become classic Dardenne, so up close and personal you can just about smell the eponymous heroine's rubber boots.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

A Belgian waffe - Rosetta review by blackrocket2000

Spoiler Alert

Rosetta's life is tough, as we follow her through her daily routines. Yes, the camera is often behind her, almost on her shoulder, as she rushes from place to place. Émile Dequenne as Rosetta gives a magnificent performance, worthy of her best actress award at Cannes 1999, but there is no sugar or cream. It won't satisfy your hunger, and could leave a bad taste in your mouth. Wanting more is unlikely, when it just stops.

I wouldn't 'Recommend to a Friend' unless they have already seen all the very best films. There are so many more to enjoy, even the sad ones that tells stories of hardship and poverty, living with an alcoholic parent.

Manchester by the Sea, Timbuktu, Mommy, Fish Tank, I'Daniel Blake, Wadjda - to name a few.

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