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Germinal (1993)

In mid-nineteenth-century northern France, a coal mining town's workers are exploited by the mine's owner. One day, they decide to go on strike, and the authorities repress them.

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It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Rated R for intense depiction of suffering and class conflict | See all certifications »

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31 March 1994 (USA)  »

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FRF 164,000,000 (estimated)

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$378,854
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Italian censorship visa # 89353 delivered on 2-3-94. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, when Etienne and Catherine are looking for the way out of the mine, we see the shadows of the lamps on the right wall of the tunnel. It's to be supposed that the only light inside the mine came from the lamps. See more »

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Coal mine owner: A strike is a disaster for everyone. Within a week you'll all starve. Then what will you do?
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Version of Germinal; or, The Toll of Labor (1913) See more »

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Workers struggle.
14 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Big production values supported by the humane acting and a heart wrenching story of poverty and misery. The script has a few gaping holes in it but you manage to overcome those obstacles and be affected by this touching film.


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