Gervaise DVD

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Gervaise is a 1956 French film directed by Rene Clement and based on the novel L'Assommoir by Emile 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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Released
07 January 2013
Directors
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Format
DVD 
Publisher
studiocanal 
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Runtime
112 minutes 
Features
PAL 
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5055201823090 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.  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. Actors Maria Schell, François Périer, Jany Holt, Mathilde Casadesus, Florelle, Micheline Luccioni, Lucien Hubert, Jacques Harden, Jacques Hilling, Amédée, Hubert de Lapparent, Hélène Tossy, Rachel Devirys, Jacqueline Morane & Yvonne Claudie Director René Clément Certificate 12 years and over Year 1956

René Clément directs this adaptation of Émile Zola's novel 'L'Assommoir', that follows the struggles of a young laundress trying to survive in 1850s Paris. Left to bring up her two young children alone when her lover, Lantier (Armand Mestral), walks out, Gervaise Macquart (Maria Schell) soon falls for the charms of local roofer, Henri Coupeau (François Perier). But her dreams of one day opening her own laundry shop are soon dashed when Henri suffers a serious fall from a roof, preventing him from working again. Refusing to accept defeat, Gervaise borrows money from a friend, Goujet (Jacques Harden), and finally manages to open her shop. Her happiness is short lived, however, when she discovers that, instead of paying back Goujet with her hard-earned cash, Henri has been squandering the money on his increasing alcohol addiction.