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3.8
25 Ratings

Madame Rosa

La vie devant soi

Directed by Moshé Mizrahi
France, 1977
Drama

Synopsis

Madame Rosa lives in a sixth-floor walkup in the Pigalle; she’s a retired prostitute, Jewish and an Auschwitz survivor, a foster mom to children of other prostitutes. Momo is the oldest and her favorite, an Algerian lad whom she raises as a Muslim.

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Madame Rosa Directed by Moshé Mizrahi

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1978 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

National Board of Review

1978 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

César Awards

1978 | Winner: Best Actress

1978 | 2 nominations including: Best Production Design

Golden Globes (USA)

1978 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

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