Rosetta
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Rosetta is a 17-year-old Italian girl who lives in a trailer park on the outskirts of the Belgian town of Seraing. She is driven by a need that quickly becomes her singular obsession: securing a steady job and a normal life. Drowning in poverty and neglect, Rosetta puts all she has into finding and keeping a job, but her single-mindedness will force her into making a choice that she may not be prepared to accept.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's something genuinely religious in Rosetta's stark portrayal of unyielding resurrection."
‑ Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine
"Rosetta (is) a perpetual motion machine constantly racing away from a lens that will always catch up to her."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"Fights and struggles to stay afloat literally and symbolically, just like its heroine."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"a careful, painful film, but beautiful in its execution"
‑ Mark Freeman, Critical Eye
"a small miracle of a film, one that accomplishes so much with seemingly so little and feels all of a piece, not a moment wasted or misused"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"'An unflinching portrait of the dehumanizing effects of being forced to live hand-to-mouth with no real hope of escaping.'"
‑ Derek Smith, Cinematic Reflections
"The drama vividly conveys the stunted emotional and spiritual life of a teenager who has no time for anything except the struggle to survive."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The directors jump into an impoverished, fast-moving life, and never attempt to put on the brakes for the sake of providing audience comfort."
‑ Peter Henne, Film Journal International
"The camera follows right behind Rosetta as she stampedes her way through hardship after hardship, determined to get a fair shake. This puts the viewer in the shoes of Rosetta and we experience her pain firsthand."
‑ Eric Melin, Scene-Stealers.com
"Perhaps some of this would have been nominally interesting if Rosetta were slightly likable."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Some viewers (including a few who walked out when I saw the movie) are going to find the subject too grim and the production too stark - but that's the idea."
‑ Joshua Tanzer, Offoffoff
"This is a film made for purists of the cinema."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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