Le Hussard sur le toit (1995)

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  • The Horseman on the Roof Alternative

Synopsis

In 19th century Provence, a group of Austrian spies are tracking down and killing the Italian exiles who are working to free Italy from Austrian occupation. One horseman, Angelo, escapes the Austrians' clutches and flees across the countryside, which is beset with a devastating outbreak of cholera. Aiming to find his Italian friends to warn them about the assassins, he finds himself hiding out in the house of a French lady, Pauline de Théus, who has been hiding away from the plague while waiting for the arrival of her husband. Angelo and Pauline set out together in a bid to evade the authorities and their deadly quaratine wards, and to ride off towards their loved ones.

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