" César and Rosalie " Yves Montand and Romy Schneider, scenes in Sète

" César et Rosalie " is a French film directed by Claude Sautet, released in 1972, the filmmaker's sixth film.

One of the great scenes of the film was shot on the beach of Lazaret in Sète near the Corniche. A wink is also given to the famous jousting tournaments.

In Paris, in Sète and in the beautiful setting of Noirmoutier beach, a "ménage à trois", with César, a haughty but generous upstart, David, a rather intellectual, self-effacing artist who delights in the vulnerability of his confidant, and a "bovarian" Rosalie, shared between the man she lives with and her childhood love bursting into her life.

Rosalie, César and David will then form a love triangle, comparable to that of Jules and Jim.


The Casting

Yves Montand: César

Romy Schneider: Rosalie

Sami Frey : David

Umberto Orsini: Antoine

Eva Maria Meineke: Lucie

Bernard Le Coq : Michel

Gisela Hahn: Carla

Isabelle Huppert: Married

Henri-Jacques Huet : Marcel

Pippo Merisi: Albert

Carlo Nell: Jérôme

Hervé Sand : Georges

Michel Piccoli: the voice of the narrator


Filming Secrest

The role of Rosalie, the main female character in the film, was initially to be played by Catherine Deneuve but she was not available because she was pregnant.

Claude Sautet therefore called on Romy Schneider again, which was their third collaboration after "Les Choses de la vie" and "Max et les ferrailleurs".

Claude Sautet planned to give the role of Caesar to the Italian actor Vittorio Gassman.

But Gassman refused to play the role of a cuckold.

Philippe Léotard was also considered for the role of David.

The character played by Sami Frey, David, is a cartoonist and several scenes take place in his workshop and that of his colleagues.



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