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Rosetta is an absolutely driven character, almost an animal, single-minded in her goals. Those goals are mundane: find a job, lead a normal life. Her obstacles are mundane: rent, alcoholic mother, cramps. She asks questions, gets her answers, and walks away with no pretense of social grace. For most scenes the camera either points in the direction of Rosetta's POV, over her shoulder, or aims directly into her face. The shot rarely sits still: action and object are the same here. We see what she sees as she sees it and make judgments about people and situations alongside her, a process that usually reveals how silly normal people seem when viewed by someone with no tolerance for nonsense. She does not understand dancing - leisure, or why people would indulge in it when other things need doing, is foreign to her.
Routine fills her existence, and when the routines of friendship and work cannot be found, she constructs new and even unnecessarily complicated routines: cross the road to find the sewer where she hid her boots, change out of shoes into boots to cross the mud to reach the lake where she's set up fish traps with bobbypins and broken bottles, every day. She doesn't even keep the fish.Read more ›
Rosetta has an iron clad determination that drives her, and she will not give up no matter what.
An extremely real, gritty, emotional and touching film that won numerous awards for the actress playing rosetta(?milie Dequenne) as well as for Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne at the cannes film festival.
An absolute treasure.
The initial scene is set in motion as Rosetta violently fights her way into the office at the company where she works. When she arrives to her desired destination it becomes evident that she has been fired. However, what would make someone young that upset for being fired? This is a question that is answered as Rosetta returns home to the trailer park in which she lives. Rosetta is a proud person who struggles with keeping it together for her and her alcoholic mother. The mother evidently has been neglecting her daughter for most of her upbringing as Rosetta takes care of herself in every aspect of life as she has done it for a very long time.
The young female protagonist of story lives a life where she strives for socioeconomic security through a job. This is easier said than done as she finds it very hard to keep a job as she lacks experience and laws that protect her from being exploited by small companies. Rosetta also seeks a home, a place where she can find emotional security, as she continues to hold on to her alcoholic and neglecting mother.
The struggle of Rosetta is not told through long scripted dialogues, but through the daily actions of Rosetta. These actions are captured through a handheld camera as it flows with Rosetta and her difficult journey, which enhance the realism of the film.Read more ›
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I don't know if this film is even available in DVD format. It is an odd film - I believe it is French; there are subtitles. Not that there is much dialogue in the movie, anyway. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sue
Rosetta reminds me of Truffaut's 400 blows. Both films see a difficult life as viewed by a young person. Rosetta is a 17 year old girl trying to have a normal life. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Dan Lebryk
Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne wrote and directed 'Rosetta', winner of the Palm d'Or at Cannes in 1999, a film about an adolescent girl who shares a trailer and her... Read morePublished on November 11, 2013 by Alfredo
I,thought that this was a good movie because again the human interest that was in it.The struggle to cop with the enomic problems of today,s world I saw in this movie,the drinking... Read morePublished on May 14, 2013 by james brown
The Dardenne brothers, Jean-Pierre and Luc, have created a good number of award-winning films.
From the 2002 film "The Son" (winner of the "Prize of the Ecumenical Jury... Read more
"Rosetta" from 1999 was directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, and is a film that will be remembered and talked about for years to come. Read morePublished on November 30, 2012 by Carlos Romero natural cinephile
Rosseta is a disturbing picture. Filmed according the precepts of the cinema verite so in vogue in the sixties, the film accuses a direct influence of Mouchette, a classic film of... Read morePublished on August 28, 2012 by Hiram Gòmez Pardo Venezuela