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Genre: Drama Country: France
IMDB Rating: 7.5/10 Released Date: 11 Nov 1957
Runtime: 116 min Director: René Clément
Stars: Maria Schell, François Périer, Jany Holt, Mathilde Casadesus,

Summery: Gervaise Macquart, a young lame laundress, is left by her lover Auguste Lantier with two boys... She manages to make it, and a few years later she marries Coupeau, a roofer. After working very hard a few more years, she succeeds in buying her own laundry (her dream)... But Coupeau starts to drink after having 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.