french films > Germinal



cast: Renaud, Gerard Depardieu, Miou-Miou, Jean Carmet, Judith Henry, Jean Roger

year: 1993

colour: yes

certificate: 15

director: Claude Berri

runtime: 151

A true and realistic adaptation of Zola’s novel which tells us about the French miners daily life in 1860. Monsieur Maheu has been working at the mine for a very long time with all his family . His daughter Catherine goes to work there every day, she seems to be in love with Chaval who is awfull and violent until the arrival of Lantier and his revolutionary ideas. But the anarchist Souvarine will destroy the mine and lifes of hundreds.


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