Synopsis: In a juvenile lockup, a new ward answers questions: she's Rosie, 13, no parents, a sister Irene, a brother Michel. In flashbacks we find out what happened. She lives with Irene, who's 27, whom Rosie knows is in fact her mother, but that's their secret. Irene's brother Michel, unemployed, a compulsive gambler, comes to stay with them. Around then, Irene meets Bernard; they come to care for each other. This leaves Rosie without attention, so she puts all her adolescent hopes and romantic fantasies into a relationship with Jimi, a good looking kid she sees on a bus. Is it adventures with Jimi that land her in juvie? Once she's there, why doesn't he answer her letters?
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Patrice Toye
Production: Canal Plus
  11 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

or has killed someone.

Wheres your mummy?

Or don't you have a

mummy either?

Hello, mouse.

- Hello, you.

Don't you have to play?

Have you hurt yourself?

Did you have a row at home?

Why are you limping?

- Do you want to know?

They raped me.

- Liar.

There were 3 strong Moroccans.

- I don't believe you.

One even had a switch blade.

He put it to my throat.

A switch blade? Impossible.

They're illegal.

Rape too.

What's it like to be raped?

What did they do?

Two held me to the ground

and the third

...plunged his hot lance in me.

On the ground?

They can't do it in the air.


He stuck his willie in your thing?

- From behind.

It was as big as this.

It was enormous.

You'll get pregnant.

- That's not possible.

Did it hurt?

No, it was the nicest thing

I ever felt.

And then?

Then I must have fainted.

And they ran off...

...towards Falcon Square.

Isn't that where you live?

Get up, Rosie.

Michel's coming to stay with

us. He'll sleep in your room.

Where will I sleep?

With me.

Both of us in one bed?

If you keep still, don't

take up too much room...

...don't snore and keep

Your hands outside the covers.

And if you want to

sleep with a bloke?

I don't want any more blokes

in my bed.

I don't believe it. You

can't do without them.


- I swear.

On what?

- On your sweet little soul.

Do I have that?

My sweet child.

My sweet little child.

You're all that I have.


- Sister.


- Sister. I'm your sister.

You're my mother.

- You're to call me sister.

Why can't I call you mummy?


Why not?

I wasn't even 14 when I had you.

Not much older than you are now.

That's why.

Why can't anyone know?

Its nobody's business.

Its a secret. Something

between you and me.

Our secret!


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Patrice Toye

Patrice Toye (born Ghent, 1967) is a Belgian film director. Her 1998 film Rosie was selected as the Belgian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 71st Academy Awards, but was not nominated. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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