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117 Ratings


Directed by Claude Berri
France, Italy, 1993


Claude Berri’s angry, ambitious epic, based on the 19th-century novel by Emile Zola, re-creates, as does the novel, the gut-wrenching poverty and the intense day-by-day struggles of striking French coal-miners in 1884 at the Voreux mines of France.

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Germinal Directed by Claude Berri

Awards & Festivals

César Awards

1994 | 2 wins including: Best Cinematography

1994 | 10 nominations including: Best Film

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