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Gervaise

Synopsis

Gervaise Macquart, a young lame laundress, is left by her lover Auguste Lantier with two boys... She manages to make it, and a few years later she marries Coupeau, a roofer. After working very hard a few more years, she succeeds in buying her own laundry (her dream)... But Coupeau starts to drink after having fallen from a roof, and Lantier shows up... A faithful adaptation of Emile Zola's novel "L'Assomoir", depicting the fatal degeneration of a family of workers, mainly because of alcohol.

Source : IMDb

Actors (36)

Production and distribution (3)

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country

Full credits (16)

Assistant directors :

Claude Clément, Serge Friedman, Leonard Keigel

Dialogue Writers :

Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost

Producers :

Agnès Delahaie, Raymond Borderie, Robert Dorfmann, Serge Sandberg

Sound recordists :

Antoine Archimbaud, Gabriel Salagnac

Assistant Operators :

Daniel Diot, Claude Robin

Production Manager :

Jean Darvey

Continuity supervisor :

Yvette Vérité

Music Composer :

Georges Auric

Adaptation :

Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost

Author of original work :

Émile Zola

Director of Photography :

Robert Juillard

Sound Assistant :

Henri Richard

Camera Operator :

Jacques Robin

Editor :

Henri Rust

Production Designer :

Paul Bertrand

Still Photographer :

Roger Corbeau

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Literary adaptation , Drama

Production language :

French

Production country :

France (100.0%)

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

100% French (France)

Production year :

1955

French release :

05/09/1956

Runtime :

1 h 52 min

Current status :

Released

Approval :

Unknown

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Black & White

Aspect ratio :

1.37

Audio format :

Mono

Posters (2)

Director

News

Festival Selections (2)

Academy Awards - 1957

Academy Awards (United States, 1957)

Selection

Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

Venice International Film Festival  - 1956

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1956)

Selection

Official Competition

Awards

Venice International Film Festival  - 1956

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1956)

Awards (3)

Coppa Volpi for Best Actress : Maria Schell

New Cinema Award : Maria Schell

Fipresci Award