Germinal (1963 film)

Directed by Yves Allégret
Written by Charles Spaak
Based on Germinal
by Emile Zola
Starring Jean Sorel
Music by Michel Magne, orchestra under the direction of Jean Gitton
Cinematography Jean Bourgoin
Edited by Henri Rust
Les Films Marceau, Cocinor, Paris Elysées Film, Metzger et Woog (Paris); Laetitia Film (Rome), in collaboration with Hungaro Films et Hunnia Films (Budapest)
Distributed by Cocinor
Release dates
  • September 18, 1963 (1963-09-18)
Running time
112 minutes
Country France, Italy, Hungary
Language French

Germinal is a 1963 French language French-Italian-Hungarian film directed by Yves Allégret. It is an adaptation of the novel Germinal by Emile Zola.


The year is 1863. Étienne Lantier gets work as a mineworker after having been fired from his job on the railroad for revolutionary behavior. Disheartened by the conditions in the mines, he returns to his revolutionary ideas and leads a strike of the mineworkers. Soldiers are brought in to quell the strike.


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