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Les Chiffonniers d'Emmaüs

Les Chiffonniers d'Emmaüs

A Feature film by Robert Darène

Produced by Cocinor, Les Films de l'Abeille, Nordia films

Release in France : 23/02/1955

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Actors (32)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producers :

Cocinor, Les Films de l'Abeille, Nordia films

French distribution :


Film exports/foreign sales :

Editions René Château


Les Chiffonniers D'Emmaus (The Rapickers of Emmaus) is based on a novel by Boris Simon. Andre Reybaz stars as the Abbe Pierre, a real-life religious leader who rescued hundreds of homeless people during the deadly European winter of 1953. Taking over a deserted mansion, the Abbe opens his doors to the tired, the poor, the wretched refuse of France. The individual stories of these unfortunates, told in flashback, make up the bulk of the film. Particularly good are Pierre Trabaud as an ex-convict who can't get a break, and Charles Moulin as a likeable, washed-up boxer.

Full credits (12)

Executive Producers :

Ignace Morgenstern, Jules Desurmont

Dialogue Writer :

René Barjavel

Screenwriter :

René Barjavel

Sound Recordist :

Lucien Lacharmoise

Editors :

Raymond Lamy, Germaine Artus

Production Designer :

Louis Le Barbenchon

Assistant directors :

Marcel Camus, Georges Lautner

Author of original work :

Boris Simon

Director of Photography :

Jean Bourgoin

Production Manager :

Maurice Juven

Continuity supervisor :

Suzanne Durrenberger

Music Composer :

Joseph Kosma

Technical details

Feature film

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 40 min

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Black & White

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