Roselyne and the Lions (1989)

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Thierry (Gérard Sandoz) drops out of school to apprentice as a lion tamer at the zoo when he meets Roselyne (Isabelle Pasco), who shares his passion. They fall in love and when he loses his... See full summary »


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8 January 2000 | ieaun
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| life with the lions
A failure at school, Thierry (Gerard Sandoz) does odd jobs at the local zoo in exchange for lessons from the lion tamer Frazier (Gabriel Monnet). He meets another trainee Roselyne (Isabelle Pasco) and they fall in love. Frazier dismisses Thierry for disobedience and Roselyne leaves with him. With the help of Thierry's English teacher Bracquard (Philippe Clevenot) they travel across France looking for work. They join a circus but are not allowed to work with the lions. Finally they join Koenig's circus in Munich. Roselyne is employed as the performer with Thierry as the trainer. Here they meet the tiger trainer Klint (Gunter Meisner).

Disappointing performances by Isabelle Pasco and Gerard Sandoz, but Gunter Meisner is good as the tiger trainer who has lost his nerve. All the elements which made the director's previous films "Diva" and "Betty Blue" so enjoyable seem to be missing here: a strong storyline, fine acting by the leads, even a good musical score. Instead Beineix relies too much on his talent for good visuals and the excitement generated between the performers and the lions.

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