Gervaise (film)

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Gervaise 1956 film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by René Clément
Produced by Agnès Delahaie
Screenplay by Jean Aurenche
Pierre Bost
Based on L'Assommoir
by Émile Zola
Starring Maria Schell
François Périer
Jany Holt
Music by Georges Auric
Cinematography Robert Juillard
Edited by Henri Rust
Distributed by Les Films Corona
Release date
  • 3 August 1956 (1956-08-03) (West Germany)
  • 5 September 1956 (1956-09-05) (France)
Running time
120 minutes
Country France
Language French

Gervaise is a 1956 French film directed by René Clément based on the novel L'Assommoir by Émile Zola. It depicts a working-class woman in the mid-nineteenth century (played by Maria Schell) trying to cope with the descent of her husband (played by François Périer) into alcoholism. The film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 29th Academy Awards.[1] Schell won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the 1956 Venice Film Festival for her performance.


See also


  1. ^ "The 29th Academy Awards (1957) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-10-24.

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