In Cesar and Rosalie, director Sautet deals with the classic ménage a trois in an intelligent and nuanced manner.
Rosalie (Schneider) lives in the beautiful Normandy, with her child from her former husband. She divides her time between Cesar’s and her mother’s homes. Everybody likes Rosalie; she is beautiful, multilingual and free spirited, and Rosalie is in love with Cesar. Rosalie’s world is turned upside down when her old flame David mysteriously reappears, and seeks to reclaim her. And so begins a struggle between the two men for her affection. Cesar and David are opposing forces – the first is a self-made scrap metal magnate, and the second is an artist. The two men focus their affections on the beautiful Rosalie, with unforeseen results.
Rosalie is the story of Cesar, Rosalie… and David aussi. This love triangle will leave you reflecting on the intricacies of love, freedom and friendship.
In French with English subtitles