The best of several films of Emile Zola's "L'Assommoir." A 19th-century middle-class family is destroyed by the father's plunge into alcoholism despite a mother's attempts to save them. Well acted but overwhelmingly depressing. In French with English subtitles.
Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com
Available on VHS
Running time 89 minutes.
Originally from French.
British Acad. 1956: Actor (Perier), Film; N.Y. Film Critics 1957: Foreign Film; Venice Film Fest. 1956: Actress (Schell).
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