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Madame Rosa (1977)

105 min | Drama

Madame Rosa lives in a sixth-floor walkup in the Pigalle; she's a retired prostitute, Jewish and an Auschwitz survivor, a foster mom to children of other prostitutes. Momo is the oldest and her favorite, an Algerian lad whom she raises as ...See moreMadame Rosa lives in a sixth-floor walkup in the Pigalle; she's a retired prostitute, Jewish and an Auschwitz survivor, a foster mom to children of other prostitutes. Momo is the oldest and her favorite, an Algerian lad whom she raises as a Muslim. He asks about his parents; she answers evasively. As she ages and takes fewer children, Momo must do more for her; as money is tight, he tries to earn pennies on the street with a puppet. He's a beautiful man-child, and Madame Rosa makes him promise never to sell himself or become a pimp. A film editor, Nadine, befriends him, and his father appears as well. Madame Rosa reaches her last days in fear of hospitals, and Momo must act. Written by See less
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Writers
Romain Gary (novel) (as Emile Ajar) | Moshé Mizrahi (adaptation)
Cinematographer
Néstor Almendros (as Nestor Almendros)
Production Designer
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Updated Nov 2, 1977

Release date
Mar 19, 1978 (United States)

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22 cast members
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Simone Signoret
Madame Rosa Madame Rosa   See fewer
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Gabriel Jabbour
Monsieur Hamil Monsieur Hamil   See fewer
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Bernard Lajarrige
Louis Charmette - un retraité SNCF Louis Charmette - un retraité SNCF   See fewer
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Mohamed Zinet
Kadir Youssef Kadir Youssef   See fewer
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Elio Bencoil
Moïse Moïse   See fewer
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Stella Annicette
Madame Lola Madame Lola   See fewer
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El Kebir
Mimoun Mimoun   See fewer
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Ibrahim Seck
N'Da Ameder N'Da Ameder   See fewer
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Math Samba
Walloumba Walloumba   See fewer
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Claude Dauphin
Le docteur Katz Le docteur Katz   See fewer
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Théo Légitimus
Monsieur Boro Monsieur Boro   See fewer
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Nadia Samir
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Renata Flores
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Costa-Gavras
Le docteur Ramon Le docteur Ramon   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 966 votes