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Directed by Claude Berri
Produced by Claude Berri, Pierre Grunstein, Bodo Scriba
Written by Claude Berri, Arlette Langmann, √Čmile Zola (novel)
Starring Gérard Depardieu, Miou-Miou and Renaud.
Music by Jean-Louis Roques
Cinematography Yves Angelo
Editing by Hervé de Luze
Release date(s) 1993
Running time 160 min.
Country  France
Language French

Germinal is a 1993 French epic film based on the novel by √Čmile Zola. It was directed by Claude Berri, and stars G√©rard Depardieu, Miou-Miou and Renaud.

It won the César Award for Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design, and was nominated for Best Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best director, Best Writing, Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Music and Best Production Design.

The film, set in the nineteenth century closely follows the plot of the novel, which is a realistic story of a coalminers' strike in northern France in the 1860s.


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