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Roselyne and the Lions (1989)


Thierry drops out of school to apprentice as a lion tamer at the zoo where he meets Roselyne, who shares his passion.  They fall in love and when he loses his job, the young lovers journey across France finding odd jobs at several circuses.  In Germany, they fall under the tutelage of ageing big cat trainer, Klint, and while they are closer to realising their dreams, they find that their success drivers them part.

Length 170 minutes