Winter of 54: father Pierre

Winter of 54: father Pierre
Original title: Hiver 54, l'abbé Pierre
Production: Les Productions Belles Rives; Midships Associés
Country: France
Director: Denis Amar
Script: Denis Amar; Marie Devort
Photography: Gérard de Battista
Music: Philippe Sarde
Cast: Lambert Wilson; Claudia Cardinale; Robert Hirsch; Antoine Vitez; Laurent Terzieff; Bernie Bonvoisin; Stéphane Butet; Isabelle Petit-Jacques
Year: 1989
Duration: 102
Genre: Historical
Color: Color
Original language: French
Languages available: French
Subtitles: English; Spanish
Keywords: Based on a true story, basado en hechos reales, biopic, biográfico


Synopsis:

1954, winter is particularly harsh, and nine years after the war, the priority is not housing. Homeless sleep in the streets, while some find refuge in the house of Abbé Pierre. Former Member of Parliament, former resistance fighter and creator of the Chiffoniers Builders of Emmaus, he devoted himself to the poorest. He proposed the Senate the draft "emergency cities" that is refused the night of 3 to 4 January. That same night, a baby dies frozen by the cold. He launches a poignant call to the radio to get donations and Le Figaro publishes an open letter.

 


Awards:

Winner of a César Award 1990: Best Supporting Actor (Robert Hirsch)

Nominated for a César Award 1990: Best Actor (Lambert Wilson)

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