a social study by Maurice Cloche, slow and excessively pessimistic.
Maurice Cloche has been a director, screenwriter, producer and actor from the 1930's to the 1980's. His most well known movies are those who describe great characters from Christian charity, like Saint-Vincent De Paul in "Monsieur Vincent" written by Jean Anouilh with Pierre Fresnay. "Monsieur Vincent" received the Oscar of the best foreign language film.
In 1940, he establishes a cinema school that would become the famous Idhec.
"Rayé Des Vivants" tells the story of Pierre (Daniel Ivernel) who was a delinquent and has become a honest worker thanks to Isabelle. But Pierre gets influenced by a nasty couple (Marthe Mercadier, François Chaumette) and gets condemned for murder. When he gets out of jail, he follows an experience of readaptation with four hoodlums. These relegated will have to chose between right and wrong side of the law.
"Rayé Des Vivants" is certainly not a great title directed by Maurice Cloche : it is very slow, excessively pessimistic and quite boring. Yet some scenes show the way of life at this period, and that's a real document, especially some scenes showing the favorite village of the king Louis the fourteenth in the west suburb of Paris.
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