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|Synopsis:||Recounts the struggle of working-class coal miners in France, led by Depardieu and wife Miou-Miou, to stave off poverty. While greedy investors debate how far they should lower miners' wages, the Maheu family, spurred on by newly arrived Marxist and off-camera French pop star Renaud, lead a strike. Minor themes revolving around management's adulterous adventures provide some momentary relief to relieve short attention spans. Seems so self-consciously an epic drama, however, that the overall effect is ponderous. Adaptation of the 19th century novel by Zola. In French with English subtitles.|
|Directed by:||Claude Berri|
|Producer(s):||Claude Berri, Pierre Grunstein, Sony Pictures Classics.|
|Cast:||Gerard Depardieu, Miou-Miou, Bernard Fresson, Jean Carmet, Laurent Terzieff, Anny (Annie Legras) Duperey, Renaud, Jacques Dacqmine, Judith Henry|