1995

The Horseman on the Roof

Le Hussard
sur le toit

A film by Jean-Paul Rappeneau

From the director of Cyrano de Bergerac comes this sumptuous romantic epic based on the classic novel by Jean Giono. An instant success at the French Box office, Le hussard sur le toit (The Horseman on the Roof) was nominated for 10 Cesar Awards, including a sixth Best Actress nomination for Juliette Binoche.

 

It’s 1832 and southern France is ravaged by a cholera epidemic that’s sweeping through the towns and villages. Italian soldier Angelo Pardi has escaped his Austrian enemies and fled to rural Provence where he searches for comrades and avoids his would-be assassins.

 

He accidentally meets and is then aided by a beautiful and mysterious noblewoman, Pauline de Theus (Juliette Binoche), whom he vows to protect
as she searches the countryside 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, Le hussard sur le toit is a gripping and thrilling spectacle.

Nominee: BEST ACTRESS

César Du Cinéma
1995

Nominee: BEST Film

César Du Cinéma
1995

Pauline de Théus

Juliette Binoche

Angelo Pardi

Olivier Pardi

M. Peyrolle

Pierre Arditi

Le médecin
François Cluzet

Le colporteur
Jean Yanne

Maggionari
Claudio Amendola

La préceptrice
Isabelle Carré

with special appearances by
Paul Freeman

as Laurent de Théus

and
Gérard Depardieu

as Le Commissaire de Police

Le Hussard sur le Toit
– Trailers –

French trailer with English subtitles

 

US trailer #1

 

US trailer #2

 

French TV spot

 

Japanese trailer

 

French TV spot

 

– Posters –

 

– Stills –

 

– Select scene –

"Like a voice seducing me"

 

– From the archives –

Jean-Paul Rappeneau talks about Le hussard sur le toit

 

Behind the scenes footage

 

– Soundtrack –
Le hussard sur le toit

"Le hussard sur le toit"

"La Lettre de Pauline"

 

– Documents –
Le hussard sur le toit

Press kit
PDF - English
1996

Le hussard sur le toit

Press kit
PDF - French
1995

 

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