Condition: 100% brand new with Deluxe packing
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital
Subtitles: Japanese, Chinese (removable)
Aspect Ratio: 4: 3
Region Code: US/UK/Asia/Europe
Starring (Main Casts): Maria Schell, Fran?ois P¨¦rier, Jany Holt, Mathilde Casadesus, Florelle
Synopsis:Gervaise Macquart, a young lame laundress, is left by his lover Auguste Lantier with two boys... She manages to make it, and a few years later she marries Coupeau, a zinc worker. After working very hard a few more years, she succeeds buying his own laundry (her dream)... But Coupeau started to drink after being fallen from a roof, and Lantier shows up... A faithful adaptation of Emile Zola's novel "L'Assomoir", depicting the fatal degeneration of a family of workers, mainly because of alcohol.
Rene Clement (Forbidden Games) faithfully re-creates Emile Zola's (Germinal) tragic tale of a heroic young mother who struggles to raise her children amidst the squalor and cruelty of the slums. Filled with powerful and moving images, Gervaise is an honest portrayal of the harshness of life for 19th-century working-class Parisians. Maria Schell and Francois Perier received major honors for their touching performances as the struggling Gervaise and her alcoholic husband.