The Horseman on the Roof (Le Hussard sur le Toi) DVD - 1995 French film directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau. This is a stylish and romanticized saga of a chivalrous Italian freedom fighter's odyssey with a French gentry wife amid a 19th century European cholera epidemic. In 1832, cholera ravages Provence (South of France). After several misadventures, Angelo, young Italian officer hunted by the Austrian secret police, meets Pauline de Theus, a young lady. After a second accidental meeting, both will start the search of Pauline's husband in a chaotic country. Stars Juliette Binoche and Olivier Martinez. Rated R for a scene of nudity. 135 minutes.
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