Jean Réno by Elodie Caroline

Roseanna's Grave

Le Premier Cercle - Inside Ring
Couple's Retreat
Cash - Ca$h
Pink Panther 2
The Da Vinci Code
Le Tigre et la Neige
Hotel Rwanda
L'Empire des loups
The birth of The Pink Panther
L'enquête Corse
Les anges de l'apocalypse
Tais toi!
Décalage horaire
Just visiting
Les rivières pourpres
Le couloirs du temps
Un amour de Sorcière
Roseanna's Grave
Le Jaguar
Mission Impossible
Les soeurs soleil
Par-delà les nuages
French kiss
Les Truffes
Léon - The Professional
Les visiteurs
Flight from justice
La vis
L'Operation Corned Beef
Loulou graffiti
L'homme au masque d'Or
Zone rouge
Le grand bleu
I love you
Strictement personnel
Le dernier combat
Notre histoire
Signes extériers de richesse
Les bidasses aux grandes manoeuvres
La passante du sans-sourci
On n'est pas des anges...elles non plus
Voulez-vous un bébé nobel
Clair de femme
L'Hypothèse du tableau volé
Theatre and TV
Jean Reno - News, Gossip & Interviews
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Jean Reno Biography


Roseanna's Grave - Filmcover - Jean Reno

Aka.... Pour amour de Roseanna, and, For Roseanna:

Roseanna's grave, has got to be one of Jean Reno's best films ever. I think the part of Marcello suits him, it shows his acting ability at it's very best, and that he doesn't have to play a murderer and/or bad guy to be a great actor. I can't understand why this film is never shown on TV or has never been released on DVD?

Marcello is married to a woman, Roseanna, who is slowly dying of heart disease and they are horrified that there is only a couple of graves left in the local cemetary. It is Roseanna's dearest wish to be buried next to their daughter Marcellina, who died at a very young age. Marcello loves Roseanna very much, and wants to grant her her last dying wish, so he is doing everything within his power to stop other people dying and taking up the spaces that are left. Trouble is, dying seems very popular in their small town. A whole family of highwire artists fall to their deaths whilst performing in town, this leaves only 3 graves in the graveyard. There is plenty of land behind the graveyard, but the mean Capestro who owns the land, won't sell at any price, it is a personal vendetta. Poor Marcello even resorts to hiding a body of a good friend in a freezer after a bizarre accident, the scene where the body is being thawed out is great.
This is a beautiful, sometimes funny, and very heartwarming film. It is funny, it is sad, the humour is quite dark sometimes. It shows the real side of life, that happiness and laughter can also walk hand in hand with pain and sorrow.

Cast and Director:

Jean Reno ... Marcello
Mercedes Ruehl ... Roseanna
Polly Walker ... Cecilia
Mark Frankel ... Antonio
Trevor Peacock ... Fredo Iaccoponi
Fay Ripley ... Francesca
George Rossi ... Sergeant Baggio
Giuseppe Cederna ... Father Bramilla
Roberto Della Casa ... Bruno Rossi
Luigi Diberti .... Capestro
Renato Scarpa ... Doctor Sergio Benvenuto
Romano Ghini ... Umberto
Giovanni Pallavicino ... Enzo
Jorge Krimer ... Salvatore
Daniele Ferretti ... Nunzio

Director: Paul Weiland

Studio: Fine Line Features

Roseanna's Grave: Photo Gallery 1

Roseanna's Grave Photo Gallery 2






All pictures belong to their respective owners with gratitude. All text belongs to me.