Synopsis: It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Claude Berri
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  2 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
160 min

It is he who decides.

Can I find him? Thank you.

Catherine, where is the man looking for work?

It was for the boilers.

Go find him. Tell him we hire.

Fleurance died.

Find him. Hurry up.

Fleurance died?

Come on, there's something for you.

Thank you. I'm glad.

Thirty cents a day, OK?


Put it on the head to protect yourself.

it was hard work but you will learn quickly.

Keep it in my locker

until you have yours.

Soon we will arrive late.

Thank you.

Gives you the lamp

Fleurance, who died.



Take good care of her. For a miner

your lamp is like the sun.

Be careful with your ears!

shoring tends to yield ...

... The water enters by all sides.

Arrived. This

Guillaume is ditch.

What have you done? Makes half-hour I'm here.

Do not start to protest,

Today is Monday.

Who is that?

It's replacement Fleurance.


Now men eat the bread of women.

Come to work!


Eh, come give me a hand.

Zacharie, ...

... Is not the time to strut!

Leaves and then eat, ...

... Now we must continue to

bring the wagons.

There is a crack, it could crumble.

Would not the first time.

Let's work!


Which are not bored with the anchors!

We share it?

Do not look sick.

Here has not been bitten.


What were you doing before?

Driver was in the railways of Lille.

They fired you?


I gave a slap in the head.

He had been drinking, ...

... Just drink, but when I do go crazy.

Do not drink.

It's quiet, I will manage.

I'm worried about my mother.

Where is it?

In Paris.

It's valet. Goutte d'or on the street.

With my thirty cents a day ...

... I can not send you anything.

Here, water is

coffee, not harm you.

If you take will warm you up.

Already given me half of your bread.

Since you are so polite ...

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Claude Berri

Claude Berri (French: [bɛʁi]; 1 July 1934 – 12 January 2009) was a French film director, writer, producer, actor and distributor. more…

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