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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 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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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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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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Connections

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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French actor Lambert Wilson makes Emmaus founder l'Abbé Pierre come alive with his amazing performance.
26 October 2014 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

French film "Hiver 54,l'Abbé Pierre" directed by Denis Amar pays tribute to Henri Grouès. It works well as a poignant yet non maudlin representation of a world where rich continue to make merry while their poor brethren are left to die in streets due to cold weather. The notion of France as a 'nation of solidarity' is highlighted as people from all walks of life contribute whatever they could to collect funds. Apart from l'Abbé Pierre, an influential woman named Hélène Larmier uses all her connections to collect more funds. The support by press, radio and television compel French politicians to construct houses for homeless people. This film is set in 1954, a year when France experienced one of its harshest winters. It was a tough time for everybody especially homeless people who did not have enough resources to combat the ferocious cold. The death of a baby due to freezing cold is a huge shock for L'Abbé Pierre. He calls on all French people to help him in his fight against poverty. It can be said that those who possess knowledge about French culture must surely be aware of a catholic priest named L'Abbé Pierre for all the charitable work which he undertook for poor people in France. As Mother Teresa is known to all Indians, L'Abbé Pierre is known to all French people. He founded an international solidarity movement named Emmaus in 1949 to combat homelessness and poverty.


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