Blu-ray, DVD Release: Madame Rosa

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 18, 2021
Price: DVD $13.29, Blu-ray $19.98
Studio: Kino Lorber


Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, Madame Rosa (1977), Madame Rosa, an enduring classic of cross-cultural understanding, is directed by Moshe Mizrahi from the book by Romain Gary.

Simone Signoret (Diabolique) stars as Madam Rosa, a French-Jewish survivor of the Holocaust who now runs a boarding house in Paris for the children of prostitutes. She takes a liking to Momo (Samy Ben Youb), an Algerian boy who she raises in the Muslim faith, a controversial decision in the midst of the Arab-Israeli conflict. But their bond transcends religion, and they scrape by as an unlikely but loving family. That is, until her health declines and the intolerance around them threatens to tear them apart.

Featuring at 4K restoration, the Blu-ray and DVD also contain an audio commentary by film historian Kat Ellinger.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.