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Germinal

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[[Performer~P81660~Claude Berri~claudeberri]]'s angry, ambitious epic, based on the 19th-century novel by [[Performer~P218955~Emile Zola~emilezola]], re-creates, as does the novel, the gut-wrenching poverty and the intense day-by-day struggles of striking French coal-miners in 1884 at the Voreux mines of France. The film centers upon the bitter toils of Maheu ([[Performer~P87517~Gerard Depardieu~gérarddepardieu]]) and his family -- consisting of his iron-willed wife...more

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