Gervaise
Gervaise (1956)

Emile Zola's obscure novel entitled "L'Assommoir" has been made into several films. This is one of the best. In this two hour movie an entire mini-series worth of problems have been compressed about a young woman to whom… More

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Release Date: September 15, 2009
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Dennis Schwartz
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Grim period film of 19th century Paris that encompasses the human condition.

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Emanuel Levy
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Maria Schell (sister of Maximillian) givs a touching performance in Rene Clement's screen version of Emile Zola's grim social-realist novel, which was nominated for an Oscar in 1956.

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Walter M.
Gervaise(Maria Schell) has two children, a bad leg, but no husband, living with Lantier(Armand Mestral), the father of her children. That changes when he… More