The Horseman on the Roof
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In this beautifully mounted historical drama, Angelo Pardi (Olivier Martinez), an Italian soldier, is fleeing his country in 1832. After the fall of Napoleon, Austria is swooping down on Italy to take control of the nation, and like many patriots, Pardi is hoping to escape to France and fight for their freedom abroad rather than submit to Austrian rule. However, as Pardi discovers upon arival, an epidemic of cholera is sweeping the land, leaving death in its wake and causing most people to be fearful of strangers, who may well be infected. As he tries to outrun a trio of mercenaries who have… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Production values count for something, and it's a good thing, too, because this French period piece takes two hours and then some to reach its conclusion without reaching even a trot."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"colourful, sprawling romp"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"It's an admirably restrained film, even in the violence. Don't misunderstand: things get very rough, but not in every scene, and not until necessary."
‑ Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald
"All the lusty romantic longings and adventurous thrills led nowhere, leaving me with an empty feeling."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Original, interesting story and good performances."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Like the Pre-Raphaelite art it evokes, it's pretty to look at, but there's not much there."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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