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


- Storme.

First names?

- Rosita, Cecilia, Maria.


- Thirteen.

Father's name?

- I don't know.

Mother's name?

- I have no mother.

Other relatives?

Michel, Irene.

Are you sorry you did it?



Why did you do it?

Just because. For a lark.

Is that all?

I'm tired. Can I sleep now?

I'm not finished.

Answer the question.

I used to tell everything.

I'm not so dumb any more.

I'm not saying a thing.

No matter what.

- You could try telling the truth.

The truth?

You'd never believe it.

1st day in your room.

You'll get some food in an hour.

Then its your medical.

19 March 1980.

My very dearest Jimi,

I feel bad. I can't stop

thinking about you, about us.

You're my friend.

The only one I have.

Even now when you're so far away

I feel you are near me.

As though you were at my side.

Nobody will come

between us. Nobody.

No matter what happens.

I want to forget the past

as soon as possible.

Ill erase it from my mind.

Ill forget it.

I don't care, as long as

I have you.

One thing is certain,; Ill never

go back home again.

Write as soon as you can.

I miss you.

Yours forever...


ROSIE, a devil in my head

Hello, Leo!

- Hello, Rosie!



Its me.

Let me in.

I'm safe here.

If I don't dare,

I'm a coward.

And if I don't cross it,

I'm worth nothing.

And if I give up,

I'm lost...

And if I fall...

I'm dead.

Fly! Take off! Soar!

Fly! Take off! Soar!

Fly! Take off! Soar!

Fly! Take off! Soar!

Fly! Take off! Soar!

Fly! Take off! Soar!

Fly! Take off! Soar!

Fly! Take off! Soar!

Fly! Take off! Soar!

What have you been up to?

I flew. Really flew, Mummy.

- Don't call me that.

He's back?

You chucked the jerk out.

You'd had enough ofhim

- Be quiet and eat.

Its true, isn't it, Mummy?

- I'm not your mummy.

I'm on night duty.

Don't wait up for me.

Okay, pumpkin.

- I'm going now.

You're always going.

Turn that off!

Turn it off!

Please, Irene.

Its cold.

Let me back in and we'll

settle it together.

Let me in, please.

Its cold.

This is embarrassing.

Let me in.

What's with you?

You think it's funny?

Get inside, little monster!

Get inside!

There's nothing to laugh at!

The tsarina trembled under

his gentle caresses...

Roaring like a tiger,

the knight took her.

He plunged his lance

into her sheath

and her whole body was

overwhelmed by a charge

that pierced her like

a lightening bolt...

She remembered the day

of their first encounter.

He stood there like a whinnying

horse, like a young god.

Dearest Sister...

Thank you for the 15,000 francs

you sent me by cheque.

I have to ask

one last favour.

I'm under threat of eviction

at the end of the month.

10,000 would help me

out of my difficulties.

Greetings to Rosie.

Many kisses, Michel.

My God!

All right, child? Don't move,

and don't panic.

Damn! All the blood.


Hello, handsome.

How do you feel?


Seeing you makes me

feel blissful.

Are you okay, child?

Hey there... hello?

Stay still.

Don't move.

I'm all right.

I want to go home.

All that food.

- Shall I take you home?

I'm already late.

Mummy will kill me.

Should I call someone?

- Are you okay?

Dear Brother, I can't do

any more for you.

Your continual debts

are causing me problems.


Will you look at this? It hurts.

Okay, I'll be right with you.

I'm busy.

If it's really necessary,

you can stay with us for a bit.

You can sleep in Rosie's room.

I'm Stella. And you?

- Rosie.

You're new too?

I bashed my mum's

head in.

Why are you here?

None of your business.

Everyone here is either crazy

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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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