La Horse – Film screening and meeting

27 April 2024 at the D-DAY Experience

As part of the “Jean Gabin, la guerre c’est pas du cinéma” exhibition, and in partnership with the D-Day Experience, we are showing the film La Horse starring Jean Gabin. At the same time, the Normandy Victory Museum’s exhibition includes a stage set dedicated to the film and a range of related objects.

Mathias Moncorgé, his son and patron of the exhibition, will be in attendance, as will actor Antoine Duléry.

The horse poster of the film with Jean Gabin

The movie

The story takes place in Normandy, where Auguste Maroilleur (Jean Gabin) is the owner of a farm and the head of a family. In his land, heroin is discovered hidden by the man who turns out to be the farmer’s grandson. The owner decides to destroy the drugs, but the gang’s reprisals will be terrible!

Pierre Granier-Deferre’s 1970 film is violent and powerful. It stars Gabin as an intractable landowning patriarch.

Why the choice of this film La Horse?

La Horse is a film shot not far from Carentan between Saon and Grandcamp-Maisy in Calvados. Jean Gabin plays a farmer ready to do anything to defend his family against drug traffickers. For many people in the region, and many visitors to the exhibition last year, this is THE emblematic Gabin film. It is also one of the films where his role is closest to his personality, he who bought an agricultural property in the Orne after the war to raise horses and cattle. This is why, on the occasion of the extension of the exhibition, a scenography linked to the film has been presented in the museum since last Saturday, where various personal objects of the actor and emblematic of the film are exhibited.

Mathias Moncorgé, son of Jean Gabin
Antoine Duléry en 2012

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