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Colonel Chabert

Colonel Chabert

A Feature film by René Le Hénaff

Produced by Compagnie Commerciale Française Cinématographique (CCFC)

Release in France : 01/12/1943

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After the Napoleonic Wars, the aristocratic Chabert comes back to his palatial home to find that his wife has remarried. She had given Chabert, whom she never really loved, up for dead. Her new husband, who is also richer, makes her much happier. To protect her new life, the wife calls Chabert an imposter and has him committed to an asylum. He sneaks out and wanders the streets where he meets and becomes friends with the impoverished street folk. By the time his true identity is revealed it is too late. Chabert has decided to renounce his aristocracy and opts to live with the poor.

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Executive Producers :

Edouard Harispuru, Mario Bruitte, Albert Dodrumez

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Pierre Benoît, Maurice Griffe, Marc Maurette

Author of original work :

Honoré de Balzac

Sound recordists :

Jacques Carrère, Jacques Lebreton

Production Manager :

Edouard Harispuru

Assistant editor :

Etiennette Muse

Costume designer :

Victor Noeppel

Assistant Director :

Marc Maurette

Dialogue Writer :

Yves Mirande

Director of Photography :

Robert Lefebvre

Camera Operator :

André Germain

Editor :

Marguerite Houllé-Renoir

Music Composer :

Louis Beydts

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Feature film

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Literary adaptation

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100% French (France)

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1 h 42 min

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