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    Unique ID Code: 0000152890
    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 1/1/2013 17:44
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    Gervaise (René Clément)

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    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 112 Mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    Gervaise is a 1956 French film directed by René Clément and based on the novel L'Assommoir by Émile Zola. Gervaise Macquart, (Maria Schell, Le Notti Bianche) a young crippled laundress, is left alone with two young children when her lover, Auguste Lantier decides to leave. Despite many struggles she works hard to turn her life around and marries Henri Coupeau, a roofer and fulfils her dream of buying her own laundry, however things takes a turn for the worse as her old lover returns and her husband starts drinking heavily.

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    Video Tracks:
    1:33.1 Black and white

    Audio Tracks:
    Mono 2.0 French

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    Directed By:
    René Clément

    Written By:

    Maria Schell
    François Périer
    Many Holt
    Mathilde Casadesus
    Micheline Luccioni
    Lucien Hubert
    Jacques Harden
    Jacques Hilling
    Hubert de Lapparent
    Hélène Tossy
    Rachel Devirys
    Jacqueline Morane
    Yvonne Claudie

    Soundtrack By:
    Georges Auric

    Director of Photography:
    Robert Juillard

    Henri Rust

    Costume Designer:
    Lucilla Mussini (uncredited)

    Production Designer:
    Paul Bertrand

    Agnès Delahaie (as Annie Dorfmann)

    Studio Canal

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