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A Feature film by Yves Allégret

Produced by Marceau-Cocinor, Paris Élysée Films, Metzger et Woog

Release in France : 18/09/1963


    1863. Etienne Lantier, who has been fired from a railway company for being involved in union activities, lands a miner's job in the North of France. He finds bed and lodging at the Maheus', all of whom being miners themselves and whose daughter Catherine proves susceptible to his charm.The work is hard, ill-paid and dangerous. When the miners hear their wages are going to be cut down they revolt, led by Lantier. The company decides to bring workers in replacement and the authorities repress the rebels ruthlessly. The strike ends in death and suffering but hope for a better future still prevails, in spite of everything...

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (20)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Marceau-Cocinor, Paris Élysée Films, Metzger et Woog

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Foreign production companies :

    Laetitia Film, Hungarofilm, Hunnia Filmstudio

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    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producers :

    Eugène Tucherer, Edmond Tenoudji, Robert Woog

    Adaptation :

    Charles Spaak

    Author of original work :

    Émile Zola

    Sound recordists :

    Antoine Archimbaud, Jacques Carrère, Robert Teisseire

    Camera Operator :

    Louis Stein

    Assistant editors :

    Gisèle Chézeau, Andrée Davanture

    Production Designer :

    Lucien Aguettand

    Costume designer :

    Jacques Cottin

    Assistant Director :

    Roger Pigaut

    Dialogue Writer :

    Charles Spaak

    Director of Photography :

    Jean Bourgoin

    Sound Assistant :

    Pierre Davoust

    Editor :

    Henri Rust

    Continuity supervisor :

    Annie Rozier

    Music Composer :

    Michel Magne

    Still Photographer :

    Jean-Louis Castelli

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Literary adaptation

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    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, Hungary, France

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Italy, Hungary, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 52 min

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    Color type :

    Black & White

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