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Germinal is a belge film of genre Drama directed by Claude Berri released in USA on 17 december 1993 with Gérard Depardieu

Germinal (1993)

Germinal
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Released in USA 17 december 1993
Length 2h40
Directed by ,    
OriginBelgique
Genres Drama,    Romance
Rating70% 3.5406553.5406553.5406553.5406553.540655

Germinal is a 1993 French epic film based on the novel by Émile Zola. It was directed by Claude Berri, and stars Gérard Depardieu, Miou-Miou and Renaud. At the time it was the most expensive movie ever produced in France. The film had 6,161,776 admissions in France making it the 4th most attended film of the year.

It won the César Award for Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design, and was nominated for Best Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best director, Best Writing, Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Music and Best Production Design. The film was selected as the French entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 66th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

The film, set in the nineteenth century, closely follows the plot of the novel, which is a realistic story of a coalminers' strike in northern France in the 1860s.

Synopsis

Vers la fin du XIX siècle, Étienne Lantier, machineur au chômage, arrive à la mine « Le Voreux », dans le nord de la France. Après la mort d'une mineuse du nom de Fleurance, il est engagé. Il est envoyé dans un petit groupe dirigé par Toussaint Maheu, qui devient son ami. La famille Maheu compte dix personnes : Maheu, mineur, son père, travaillant également à la mine, sa femme, la Maheude, et leurs enfants. Zacharie, Catherine et Jeanlin, les ainés, travaillent eux aussi à la mine ; Alzire, bossue, garde le lit ; Léonore, Henri et le petit dernier sont encore trop petits pour travailler.

Actors

Gérard Depardieu

(Toussaint Maheu)
Miou-Miou

(Maheude)
Renaud

(Étienne Lantier)
Jean Carmet

(Vincent Maheu)
Anny Duperey

(Madame Hennebeau)
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