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The Naked Heart

The Naked Heart

A Feature film by Marc Allégret

Produced by Regina

Release in France : 17/11/1950


    At the beginning of the 20th century, in the North of the Province of Quebec. After five years spent in a boarding school, Maria Chapdelaine comes back to the family farm. Robert Gagnon, a villager and childhood friend, loves her secretly but Maria is wooed by Lorenzo Surprenant, a man who has fled his home town to escape the police. The one she is really in love with is François Paradis, a handsome trapper. The latter promises to marry her in the spring, as soon as he is back from the Far North. Robert, who is aware of how miserable Maria is, writes a letter to François , asking him to come back at once. Unfortunately, the young trapper is buried under the snow during a storm. As for Lorenzo he gets gunned down by the police. Finally understanding that Robert has sacrificed himself out of love for her, Maria accepts to become his wife.

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :


    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Editions René Château

    Foreign production company :

    Everest Pictures, Ltd

    French distribution :

    Filmsonor Marceau

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producers :

    Pierre O'Connell, Arys Nissotti

    Dialogue Writer :

    Roger Vadim

    Producers :

    Louis de Masure, Pierre O'Connell, Arys Nissotti

    Production Manager :

    Louis de Masure

    Music Composer :

    Guy Bernard

    Adaptation :

    Roger Vadim, Marc Allégret, Hugh Mills

    Author of original work :

    Louis Hémon

    Director of Photography :

    Armand Thirard

    Editor :

    Mireille Bessette

    Costume designer :

    Germaine Lecomte

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Literary adaptation , Drama

    Production language :

    French, English

    Coproducer countries :

    Great Britain, France

    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    50% French (Great Britain, France)

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    French release :


    Runtime :

    1 h 36 min

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    Color type :

    Black & White

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