The Horseman on the Roof | 1996

Drama, Adaptation
The time is 1832 and a cholera epidemic is sweeping Provence. Angelo, a handsome, angel-faced officer gallops untiringly through the dying towns and villages. He takes the time to help until his own strength gives out ...more

Cast

... Pauline de Theus

Actor

... Angelo Pardi

Actor

... Monsieur Peyrolle

Actor

... the Doctor

Actor

... the Peddler

Actor

... Maggionari

Actor

... Giuseppe

Actor

... Madame Peyrolle

Actor

... the Old Man

Actor

... Mrs Barthelemy

Actor

... Carla

Actor

... the Farm Woman

Actor

Company

Coyotte

Production Company

DDD Conseil

Production Company

Hachette Premiere

Production Company

Synopsis

The time is 1832 and a cholera epidemic is sweeping Provence. Angelo, a handsome, angel-faced officer gallops untiringly through the dying towns and villages. He takes the time to help until his own strength gives out. Inscrutable and calm, Angelo also takes the time to silently love Pauline de Theus, an enigmatic young woman who joins him in his trek while she searches for her missing husband. Together they face an unrelenting epidemic that, like war, reveals both the misery and the greatness of mankind: fear, panic, denunciation, treason, hatred, anger, devotion, courage and self-sacrifice.

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