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The Cinema of the Dardenne BrothersResponsible Realism$
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Philip Mosley

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780231163293

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231163293.001.0001

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First Palme d’Or

First Palme d’Or

Rosetta, 1999

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(p.86) Chapter Six First Palme d’Or
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The Cinema of the Dardenne Brothers
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Philip Mosley

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231163293.003.0006

This chapter analyzes Rosetta (1999), the first Belgian film to win the Cannes film festival's top award, the Palme d'Or. The film also received a special mention in the contest for the Directors' Ecumenical Prize, while the actress playing Rosetta, Emilie Dequenne, received the award for Best Female Performance. The success of Rosetta hastened the passing of a Belgian law that became known as the “Rosetta Law,” which prohibits employers from paying less than the minimum wage to teenage employees and decrees a 3 per cent minimum of young employees in any work force comprising more than fifty workers. Asking what kind of world we had created for ourselves at the end of the twentieth century, Rosetta sharply criticizes a society that can sacrifice its willing workers on the altar of economic efficiency.

Keywords:   Palme d'Or, Emilie Dequenne, Rosetta Law, minimum wage law, Belgian law, Belgian filmmakers, Cannes film festival

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