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Germinal
7.5 Rating
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7.1 IMDB rating
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Starring (View all)
Miou-Miou Miou-Miou
Maheude
Renaud Renaud
Étienne Lantier
Jean Carmet Jean Carmet
Vincent Maheu dit Bonnemort
Judith Henry Judith Henry
Catherine Maheu
Gérard Depardieu Gérard Depardieu
Toussaint Maheu
Laurent Terzieff Laurent Terzieff
Souvarine
Bernard Fresson Bernard Fresson
Victor Deneulin


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Claude Berri Claude Berri
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Arlette Langmann Arlette Langmann
writer


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A good movie

1 year, 8 months ago at Mar 21 10:02
I remember it very well when this movie was released in France. Indeed, it was a big event because it was based on a massive classic of the French literature written by Emile Zola and there was also a major casting stunt by hiring Renaud to play the lead character. Indeed, Renaud was and still is a very famous French folk singer with some well known socialist political views and you can imagine th... read more
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It's mid 19th century in northern France. The story is about a coal miner's town. The workers are exploited by the mine's owner. One day, they decide to go on strike, and the authorities repress them.
Release date: 31 March 1994
Tags: France (5), Misery (4), Mine (4), Dirt (3), Nudity (3), Coal (3), Working Class (3), Death (3), Exploitation (2), Mine Disaster (2), Capitalist (2), Male Nudity (2), Period Piece (2), Poverty (2), Male Female Relationship (2), Fight (2), Laborer (2), Police (2), Labor Relations (2), Revolt (2)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 1 year, 8 months ago

A good movie

“I remember it very well when this movie was released in France. Indeed, it was a big event because it was based on a massive classic of the French literature written by Emile Zola and there was also a major casting stunt by hiring Renaud to play the lead character. Indeed, Renaud was and still is a very famous French folk singer with some well known socialist political views and you can imagine that he felt some deep connection with the material. Back then, I actually read the book it was based on and I even gave a presentation about it as a school assignment. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, it was definitely an ambitious project and it was apparently at the time the most expensive movie ever produced in France but, to be honest, I wasn’t completely blown away by the whole thing” read more

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Foreign Language Oscar Submissions - FRANCE (65 movies items)

"1993 66th Academy Awards Not Nominated"



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