Madame Rosa
Madame Rosa (1978)

Best Foreign Film about an elderly prostitute (Simone Signoret) and an Arab child (Samy Ben Youb). Claude Dauphin. Hamil: Gabriel Jabbour. Nadine: Michal Bat Adam. Director Costa-Gavras plays Ramon. Moshe Mizrahi directed.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 19, 1978
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

This melodrama, which won Foreign Language Oscar, about an aging prostitute taking care of children, is mediocre, but Simone Signoret gives a dominant, utterly compelling performance.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A fine film celebrating the beauty of the human spirit.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Signoret is absolutely wonderful.

Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Mawkish as hell, but Signoret redeems much of it.

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