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About the film



Release Date: December 21, 1908

Year    :   1908
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Société cinématographique des auteurs et gens de lettres (SCAGL), Pathé Frères
Director    :   Albert Capellani
Producers    :   Pierre Decourcelle
Writers    :   Émile Zola, Albert Capellani, Michel Carré
RunTime    :   36 mins.

Everyman Coupeau's attempts to stop drinking are routinely thwarted by the wicked and vengeful Virginie. Based on Zola's novel, Capellani's film is about the free fall of a group of working-class French folk into degradation and tragedy due to carelessness, jealousy, and alcohol abuse. At the time of its release, L'Assommoir was hugely successful.

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