For Roseanna

For Roseanna

Director: Paul Weiland Cast: Jean Reno, Mercedes Ruehl, Polly Walker


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A man trying to honor the last wish of his beloved wife has to keep an entire city alive in this bittersweet romantic comedy. Marcello (Jean Reno) is the owner of a restaurant in a small village in Italy. His wife Roseanna (Mercedes Ruehl) has received some awful news: she has learned that her weak heart has gotten worse, and she has only a few weeks to live. Roseanna has given Marcello a final request: she wants to be buried next to her daughter, who died some years before. Marcello wants nothing more than to comply with her wishes, but there's a problem; the town's cemetery is quite small, and right now funeral plots are on a first-come, first-served basis. The spot next to Roseanna's daughter does happen to be open, but she'll only get it if no one else dies first. So Marcello suddenly becomes the village's watchdog of health and safety, trying to make sure no one needlessly dies, and even shuffles around a few bodies of people who do happen to pass on. Meanwhile, Roseanna is worried about both Marcello and her sister Cecilia (Polly Walker) and would like them to marry after her death so they won't have to be alone. However, Marcello and Cecilia don't always get along very well, and besides, Cecilia is in love with Antonio (Mark Frankel), whose father has prevented the town's cemetery from expanding. For Roseanna was filmed under the title Roseanna's Grave and was briefly publicized as For the Love of Roseanna.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/14/2005
UPC: 0794043761621
Original Release: 1997
Rating: PG-13
Source: New Line Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:38:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean Reno Marcello
Mercedes Ruehl Roseanna
Polly Walker Cecilia
Mark Frankel Antonio
Giuseppe Cederna Father Bramilla
Trevor Peacock Iaccoponi
Fay Ripley Francesca
George Rossi Sgt. Baggio
Roberto Della Casa Rossi
Luigi Diberti Capestro
Renato Scarpa Dr. Benvenuto
Romano Ghini Umberto

Technical Credits
Paul Weiland Director
Henry Braham Cinematographer
Miles Donnelly Executive Producer
Nina Gold Casting
Annie Hardinge Costumes/Costume Designer
Trevor Jones Score Composer
Peter Lindsay Sound/Sound Designer
Rod McLean Production Designer
Mark Ordesky Executive Producer
Alison Owen Producer
Dario Poloni Producer
Paul Trijbits Producer
Saul Turteltaub Screenwriter
Ruth Vitale Executive Producer
Martin Walsh Editor
Jonathan Weisgal Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title / Foreign Deaths [5:04]
2. Doctor's Visit [3:14]
3. Good Catholics [2:30]
4. Female Assets [4:48]
5. Dutiful Hospital Visit [2:09]
6. "State Your Business" [1:18]
7. Cutting Losses = Gaining Ground [6:18]
8. Power of Manipulation [4:39]
9. Deceptive Acts [5:09]
10. Out of Time [:15]
11. Cover-Up [5:55]
12. New Beginnings [2:43]
13. The Search For Money [3:14]
14. Cheated Salvation [6:30]
15. Framing The Mistress [3:53]
16. "We're All In This Together" [5:49]
17. Roseanna's Secret [4:06]
18. "You Have To Let Go" [3:34]
19. Final Confrontation of Love [1:20]
20. A Twist to History [3:35]
21. End Credits [5:07]

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