L'Abbé Pierre: une vie de combats

by Frédéric Tellier

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Fiction, Italian Premiere

(France / 2023 / 138’)


Born into a wealthy family, Henri Grouès was at once a Resistance fighter, an MP and an advocate for the homeless. His commitment to the afflicted earned him international fame; the creation of Emmaus made him an icon. Yet every day he doubted his actions. His frailties, his sufferings, his incredible personal life remained unknown to the general public. Revolutionary and iconoclastic, often criticized, sometimes betrayed, Henri Grouès had a thousand lives, fought a thousand battles, and left his mark on history under the name Abbé Pierre.
A memoir of a monumental figure in French history, but also a personal portrait that investigates his most hidden aspects.