Germinal (1993)

R   |    |  Drama, Romance

Germinal (1993) Poster

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.




  • Gérard Depardieu in Germinal (1993)
  • Gérard Depardieu in Germinal (1993)
  • Gérard Depardieu and Renaud in Germinal (1993)
  • Gérard Depardieu and Renaud in Germinal (1993)
  • Jean-Roger Milo in Germinal (1993)
  • Gérard Depardieu and Miou-Miou in Germinal (1993)

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6 March 2006 | zigurusejin
| genius
Genius - Hollywood can never touch this.

We should be thankful that there is a country that produces real films - and of this scope.

I cringe to think how badly this would have been mutilated by Americans - we'd have a happy ending, they'd "go easy" on the commie stuff, there would be no premarital relations, the shopkeeper would be spared, some bland and muscly "action hero" type would catch the saboteur character and they'd fight with wrenches - sparks flying in the mineshaft. They would take out all social commentary, rename it etc etc... And then - the sequel "Germinal 2 - the Heroes of the Pit!" in a modern day setting with oil wells and helicopters.

Anyway, in all sincerity, I hope the accountants of Hollywood never try to butcher this story.

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