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Crainquebille - France
French Tales & Novels from the 19th Century
Adapted from: Crainquebille by Anatole France
Director: Philippe Monnier
Anatole France is one of the most famous French writers. As Emile Zola, his writing career was also as a critic, a journalist. He was involved in the political struggles of his time. He matches to the figure of the "political writer", dear to the French. His work earned him wide recognition: he was elected to the French Academy in 1921 and won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Crainquebille is emblematic of the commitment of the author to social causes. This is the story of a poor seller but serious and willful, who finds himself in trouble after a calumny. He ended miserably. Anatole France was also a great moral figure among French writers.
Crainquebille (Jean-François Stévenin), a peddler, lives alone in a miserable apartment. His family consists of only one son, who is about to get married. Helpful, courageous, reserved, he has an excellent reputation in the neighborhood. One day, Crainquebille is unjustly accused by a policeman and because he was poorly defended, was given a month in jail. This begins a fatal sequence: Crainquebille is dispossessed of his meager belongings and son, and driven to abandon his marriage by his wife's family. Stunned by misfortune, he falls into alcoholism and ends up destitute and homeless ...