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Overview

An adaptation of Émile Zola’s 1877 masterpiece L’assommoir, the film is an uncompromising depiction of a lowly laundress’s struggles to deal with an alcoholic husband while running her own business.

  1. Émile Zola

    Novel

  2. Jean Aurenche

    Writer

  3. René Clément

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Maria Schell

    Maria Schell

    Gervaise Macquart Coupeau, une blanchisseuse douce et courageuse

  2. François Périer

    François Périer

    Henri Coupeau - le second compagnon de Gervaise, un ouvrier zingueur

  3. Jany Holt

    Jany Holt

    Mme Lorilleux - la soeur revêche de Coupeau

  4. Mathilde Casadesus

    Mme Boche - la concierge curieuse

  5. Suzy Delair

    Suzy Delair

    Virginie Poisson, une rivale de Gervaise

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Gervaise
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Status Released

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  • September 5, 1956
    Theatrical

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 52m

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