Rosetta is a 1999 French-Belgian film written and directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne. It is about a seventeen year old girl (played by Émilie Dequenne) who lives in a trailer park with her alcoholic mother. Trying to survive and to escape her situation, she attempts to find and hold a job that will allow her to move out of the caravan and away from her mother.
In Belgium the film inspired a new law prohibiting employers from paying teen workers less than the minimum wage.
Rosetta won the Palme d'Or and the Best Actress awards at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.
The Arts and Faith website ranks it at number 33 in its "Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films" list (as of December, 2006).
Rosetta: "Tu t'appelles Rosetta... Je m'appelle Rosetta... Tu as trouvé un travail ... J'ai trouvé un travail ... Tu as trouvé un ami ... J'ai trouvé un ami ... Tu as une vie normale... J'ai une vie normale... Tu ne tomberas pas dans le trou... Je ne tomberai pas dans le trou... Bonne nuit......