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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


    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.

    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

    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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