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Hiver 54, l’abbé Pierre

Hiver 54, l’abbé Pierre

Oct. 31, 1989102 Min.
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Synopsis

Postwar France was slow to recover from the after-effects of the World War Two. The economy was doing poorly, and many people were poor and homeless, sleeping under bridges, etc. The winter of 1953-54 proved particularly difficult for these people, as it was one of the coldest on record. Father Pierre (Lambert Wilson), a parish priest, on seeing the suffering of these people (and their frequent death from the cold), was moved to write the French government seeking help for them. When his letter, which was published in the newspapers, succeeded in rousing overwhelming popular support for helping the homeless, he was able to form a charitable group (still active today) titled “Les Chiffoniers d’Emmaus,” or “The Ragpickers of Emmaus” to channel help to them. This biographical film tells the true story of Abbe Pierre’s successful efforts in those years.
Hiver 54, l’abbé Pierre
Original title Hiver 54, l'abbé Pierre
TMDb Rating 5.3 16 votes

Director

Denis Amar
Director

Cast

Lambert Wilson isL'abbé Pierre
L'abbé Pierre
Claudia Cardinale isHélène Larmier
Hélène Larmier
Antoine Vitez isLe ministre de l'Intérieur
Le ministre de l'Intérieur
Bernard Lefort isLe préfet de police
Le préfet de police
Maxime Leroux isLe député Robert Buron
Le député Robert Buron
Wladimir Yordanoff isLe sénateur Charmat
Le sénateur Charmat

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