La rose et l'armure - Antoine Elie: A little different suggestion

Hello to all ! I would like to direct your attention primarily to this unique french rose song! It is a lovely homage to the rose. The accompanying film story would be also worth seeing for us breeders.

‘La rose et l’armure’, Antoine Elie, is a lyric soundtrack in the movie ‘La Fine Fleur’, Comédie dramatique de Pierre Pinaud, 2020. This comedy describes entertaining and very charming the heights and depths of smaller rose breeders and offers some true-to-life insights into this profession and the frequent fight for survival.

Here are some additional facts about the film:

This film premiered on 29 August 2020 at the Angoulême Film Festival. It was subsequently screened at several francophone or bilingual film festivals in Canada, including the Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival and the Abitibi-Témiscamingue International Film Festival. It is slated to premiere commercially in 2021.


Hi Roseus!
Thank you for sharing that song!
I haven’t watched this movie yet, but somebody brought it up on the Houzz rose forum a little while ago. “Formerly RBEHS Z10A/S17” reviewed it and said it was fun, but she pointed out a few annoying inaccuracies:
(Quoting her post here)

"1. The main character says that R. wichuraiana has never been hybridized!

  1. She steals a rose called “The Lion” from a corporate breeder (maybe based on Meidiland?) that she states is very fragrant and bred by Pernet-Ducher in 1848! It looks like a modern yellow hybrid tea.

  2. She plans on submitting a rose to Bagatelle a year after planting the seedling."

In spite of that, I’ll probably end up watching it at some point!

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Hi SeasideRooftop!

Many thanks for your esteemed comments. I can only say that it is a comedy in which human weaknesses are portrayed and apparent conflicts are resolved in a cheerfully superior manner. Therefore this film production does not claim to be a factual report.
Even without having experienced this concrete situation oneself, one could very well understand the different emotions and conflict situations of each rose breeder with himself and especially within the existing competitive pressure of the professional world in a sympatic and playful manner.


Thanks for bringing it to my attention. It’s free on Prime (title changed for English as “The Rose Maker”), so I’ll check it out tonight.