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Hiver 54, l'abbé Pierre (1989)

France experienced one of the most chilling winters in 1954.It was during that harsh weather that a catholic priest L'Abbé Pierre wrote an open letter to minister of housing to provide shelter to numerous homeless people.

Director:

Denis Amar

Writers:

Marie Devort (scenario and adaptation), Denis Amar (scenario and adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lambert Wilson ... L'abbé Pierre
Claudia Cardinale ... Hélène
Robert Hirsch Robert Hirsch ... Raoul
Antoine Vitez ... Le ministre de l'intérieur
Laurent Terzieff ... Pierre Brisson
Bernie Bonvoisin Bernie Bonvoisin ... Castaing
Stéphane Butet Stéphane Butet ... Jean
Isabelle Petit-Jacques Isabelle Petit-Jacques ... Mlle Coutaz
Maxime Leroux Maxime Leroux ... Le député Robert Buron
Pierre Debauche Pierre Debauche ... Le ministre Maurice Lemaire
Wladimir Yordanoff ... Le sénateur Charmat
Philippe Leroy ... Jacques (as Philippe Leroy-Beaulieu)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michel Amphoux Michel Amphoux
Marc Andréoni
Raymond Aquilon Raymond Aquilon
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France experienced one of the most chilling winters in 1954.It was during that harsh weather that a catholic priest L'Abbé Pierre wrote an open letter to minister of housing to provide shelter to numerous homeless people.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 November 1989 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Winter of '54: Father Pierre See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Version of L'abbé Pierre (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Mets tes Petits Souliers
Music by Guy Motta
Lyrics by Jean Lioret
Performed by Bourvil
SOCIETE PATHE MARCONI EMI
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L'Abbé Pierre.
31 July 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

This priest ,looked upon by the French people as the contemporary Saint Vincent de Paul,for sure deserved better than this so-so film which does not do the great man justice.Whereas Maurice Cloche had brilliantly succeeded in 1947 in transferring Saint Vincent de Paul's life ("Monsieur Vincent" )to the screen,Denis Amar did not rise to the occasion.And however,the actor he chose was excellent:Lambert Wilson,one of the best contemporary French thespians .They put the weight on him and he carried it.Thanks to him ,the film is not boring.He confessed he would have played the part for free.Such is l'Abbé Pierre's popularity in France.


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