Monsieur Vincent
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Monsieur Vincent
Pierre Fresnay stars as St. Vincent De Paul in this reverent but realistic French biopic. The film traces "Monsieur Vincent's" progress from his days of forced servitude in Algiers to his entry into the priesthood, culminating with his Herculean efforts on behalf of the ill and destitute in early 17th-century France. Featured in the huge cast are Aime Clairimond as Cardinal de Richelieu and Germaine Dermoz as Queen Anne of Austria. Made under the most trying of conditions over a two-year period, Monsieur Vincent remains the chef d'ouevre of director Maurice Cloche. The film… More

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"Set in the 17th century, this French bio-drama, which won the 1948 Best Foreign Language Oscar, revolves around a man who devoted his life to the poor and was canonized by the church."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Maurice Cloche's beautifully crafted, award-winning biopic of St. Vincent de Paul celebrates the saint's single-minded devotion to the poor."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
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