Archimède le clochard

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Archimède le clochard
Directed by Gilles Grangier
Produced by Jean-Paul Guibert
Written by Michel Audiard
Gilles Grangier
Albert Valentin
Starring Jean Gabin
Music by Jean Prodromidès
Cinematography Louis Page
Edited by Jacqueline Thiédot
Release date
  • 8 April 1959 (1959-04-08)
Running time
91 minutes
Country France
Language French

Archimède le clochard is a 1959 French drama film directed by Gilles Grangier. It is also known as The Magnificent Tramp.[1] The film was entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival, where Jean Gabin won the Silver Bear for Best Actor.[2]


A sophisticated tramp lives during summer in a half-finished construction site. Because he doesn't want to be cold in the winter, he decides to get imprisoned on time. Therefore, he demolishes a bar but he is only incarcerated for a single week. He promises he will find a way to come back.



  1. ^ "The Magnificent Tramp". Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Berlinale 1959: Prize Winners". Retrieved 5 January 2010. 

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