Madame Rosa

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Madame Rosa ★★★ La Vie Devant Soi 1977 (PG)

An aging Jewish prostitute tends prostitutes' offspring in this warmhearted work. A survivor of the Holocaust, the old woman finds her spirit revived by one of her charges—an abandoned Arab boy. In French with English subtitles. 105m/C VHS . FR IS Simone Signoret, Claude Dauphin, Samy Ben Youb, Michal Bat-Adam; D: Moshe Mizrahi; W: Moshe Mizrahi; C: Nestor Almendros; M: Philippe Sarde. Oscars ‘77: Foreign Film; Cesar ‘78: Actress (Signoret); L.A. Film Critics ‘78: Foreign Film.