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César and Rosalie
Directed by Claude Sautet • 1972 • France
Starring Romy Schneider, Yves Montand, Sami Frey
Rosalie and David . . . Rosalie and César . . . César and David. Two and two make three in this charming, quintessentially Gallic portrait of a magnificently messy ménage à trois. Divorcée Rosalie (Romy Schneider) is adored by César (Yves Montand), a self-made scrap-iron magnate who would do anything for her. But when Rosalie reconnects with her old flame David (Sami Frey), an appealingly enigmatic artist, she finds herself at the center of the two men’s rivalry—a rivalry that gradually blossoms into something else altogether. Look out for a young Isabelle Huppert in one of her earliest film appearances.