French historical drama about Rosalie, a young woman born with a man’s body hair. The cafe owner who marries her for her considerable dowry knows nothing of her secret.

Please note that this film is in French, with Dutch subtitles.
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In 1870s France, Rosalie is a young woman unlike any other, she hides a secret. She was born with a face and body covered in hair. She is a genuine bearded lady, but she doesn’t want to become a common freakshow. She’s concealed her peculiarity all her life to stay safe, shaving to fit in. Until Abel, an indebted bar owner unaware of her secret, marries her for her dowry. Rosalie’s only wish is to be truly seen as the woman she is, despite a difference she no longer wishes to hide. But will Abel be able to love her once he finds out the truth?

Stéphanie Di Giusto finds inspiration in the lives of famous women around the beginning of the twentieth century. The life of Clémentine Delait, a bearded French café owner formed the starting point for Di Giusto’s second film, a strong plea to embrace diversity.

Stéphanie Di Giusto, France, Belgium, 2023, 115 min. French spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Benoît Magimel, Benjamin Biolay, Guillaume Gouix, Gustave Kervern, Anna Biolay.