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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Complete credited cast:
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L'abbé Pierre
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Hélène
Robert Hirsch ...
Raoul
Antoine Vitez ...
Le ministre de l'intérieur
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Pierre Brisson
Bernie Bonvoisin ...
Castaing
Stéphane Butet ...
Jean
Isabelle Petit-Jacques ...
Mlle Coutaz
Maxime Leroux ...
Le député Robert Buron
Pierre Debauche ...
Le ministre Maurice Lemaire
Wladimir Yordanoff ...
Le sénateur Charmat
Philippe Leroy ...
Jacques (as Philippe Leroy-Beaulieu)
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Michel Amphoux
Marc Andréoni
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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Winter of '54: Father Pierre  »

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Music by Guy Motta (as Motta)
Lyrics by Jean Lioret (as Lioret)
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L'Abbé Pierre.
31 July 2005 | by See 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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