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Germinal

Germinal

A Feature film by Claude Berri

Produced by Pathé Production

Release in France : 29/09/1993

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Actors (33)

Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Pathé Production

Foreign production companies :

Artisti Associati International, Alternative Films

French distribution :

Pathé Distribution

Co-productions :

France 2 Cinéma, DD Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

Pathé Distribution

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Synopsis

During France's Second Empire (1852-1870), a jobless young man named Etienne Lantier accepts to work in the mines, beginning a veritable descent into hell. In the Northern mining town of Montsou, Etienne discovers wretched poverty, alcoholism and foul relationships. He encounters unscrupulous men like Chaval and generous souls like Toussaint Maheu, all of them under the lash of unholy capitalism. Lantier joins the socialist struggle for dignity, but the mine owners counterattack. When wages are cut, a huge strike is called, leading to bloodshed and starvation. In the midst of all this misery there is one bright spark : Etienne's love for Catherine.
The strike is crushed by the army, but Etienne is left with the hope that the blood will not have been shed in vain.

Full credits (14)

Executive Producer :

Claude Berri

Line Producer :

Pierre Grunstein

Director of Photography :

Yves Angelo

Production Manager :

Patrick Bordier

Assistant editor :

Mathilde Cousin

Art Director :

Riton Dupire-Clément

Costume designers :

Bernadette Villard, Caroline de Vivaise, Sylvie Gautrelet

Author of original work :

Émile Zola

Screenwriters :

Arlette Langmann, Claude Berri

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Gamet

Editor :

Hervé de Luze

Production Designers :

Thanh At Hoang, Christian Marti

Music Composer :

Jean-Louis Roques

Still Photographer :

Benoît Barbier

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Literary adaptation

Production language :

French

Coproducer countries :

France, Belgium, Italy

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

Majority French (France, Belgium, Italy)

Production year :

1993

French release :

29/09/1993

Runtime :

2 h 40 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

80759

Visa issue date :

29/10/1993

Approval :

Yes

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

CinemaScope

Audio format :

Dolby SR

Posters (1)

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Festival Selections

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1994

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1994)

Selection (12)

Best Sound : Pierre Gamet, Dominique Hennequin

Best Production Design : Thanh At Hoang, Christian Marti

Best Editing : Hervé de Luze

Best Actress : Miou-Miou

Best Director : Claude Berri

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Claude Berri, Arlette Langmann

Best Cinematography : Yves Angelo

Best Film

Best Costume Design : Sylvie Gautrelet, Bernadette Villard

Best Original Music : Jean-Louis Roques

Best Supporting Actress : Judith Henry

Best Supporting Actor : Jean-Roger Milo

Awards

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1994

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1994)

Awards (2)

César award for best costume design : Sylvie Gautrelet, Bernadette Villard

César award for best cinematography : Yves Angelo