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4.1
7 Ratings

Germinal

Directed by Albert Capellani
France, 1913
Silent, Drama

Synopsis

Étienne Lantier, a mechanic, loses his job in Lille one winter. He tramps the roads in search of work, and finally, through a chance encounter with Bonnemort, an old miner kept on as a surface worker, is taken on as a hercheur or haulage man in the team led by Bonnemort’s son Toussaint Maheu.

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Germinal Directed by Albert Capellani