Monsieur Vincent

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Monsieur Vincent
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Directed by Maurice Cloche
Written by Jean Anouilh
Jean Bernard-Luc
Produced by Viscount George de la Grandiere
Starring Pierre Fresnay
Aimé Clariond
Cinematography Claude Renoir
Edited by Jean Feyte
Music by Jean-Jacques Grünenwald
Distributed by L'Alliance Générale de Distribution Cinématographique (1947 French release)
Lopert Pictures (1948 US release)
Release date
  • 5 November 1947 (5 November 1947)
Running time
111 min.
Language French

Monsieur Vincent is a 1947 French film about Vincent de Paul. In 1949, it won an honorary Academy Award as the best foreign language film released in the United States in 1948. The Vatican placed it amongst their 1995 list of films under the category of Religion due to its thematic nature. [1] Pierre Fresnay portrayed Vincent.



The film depicts the life of Vincent de Paul, the 17th-century priest and charity worker. It depicts his struggle to help the poor in the face of obstacles, such as the Black Death.



Guy Lefranc was assistant director on the movie.


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  2. Crisp, Colin (2015). "Grand Prix du Cinéma Français". French Cinema—A Critical Filmography: Volume 2, 1940–1958. Indiana University Press. p. 314. ISBN   9780253017024.. For more information see French Wikipedia page fr:Grand prix du cinéma français
  3. Hollywood Foreign Press Association. "Promoting International Understanding". Hollywood Foreign Press Association . Retrieved 13 October 2019.. For more information see French Wikipedia page fr:Golden Globe de la meilleure promotion pour l'entente internationale
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