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


Good morning.

Good morning.

This is a mine?

Yes, it's mine ...

... Is the Voreux.

My name is Etienne Lantier,

I am engineer, ...

... There is work here?

Work for a driver?

Yesterday they came looking for two ...

... There is nothing.

Come on, beautiful.

Come on, beautiful.

There are plants here?

For plants that do not stop ...

... However the workshops are closed one after another, ...

... Are everywhere ...

voton in sugar, ...

... And crystals Garbois ...

... Threaten strikes, ...

... Talk about lowering wages.

I know. I come from there.

Here's the thing, ...

For now ... stand up ...

... Do not eat meat

every day, but it will be.

Are you from Belgium?

No, I'm from the south.

I am Monts ...

... Call me a Good Death.

Boa Morte.

You're a lucky one?


They took me away

three times like a squid, ...

... Once with ...

... With all the hair singed, another ...

... With a throat full of dirt ...

... And the third with a swollen belly

full of water like a frog.

Then they realized that would not die ...

... And called me Boa Morte ...

... Boa Morte.

Already there is much work in this mine?

Since before he was eight years ...

... Now I am fifty-eight.

Does the bill.

Is that blood?

-No, it's coal.

I have so much in my body that gives me warm until death.

There are already five years that does not go down ...

... Had it all stored without knowing it.

Helps keep.

Come on, beautiful.

If you Hennebeau us

see here talking ...

The mine is the Lord Hennebeau?

No, is the Director. Serpent

a wage as we do.

So who is this?

All this?

It is not known, ...

... Be somebody.

My god! it's about time.

Catherine, are you?

Yes daddy, just playing.

Hurry, ornery.

If you had not danced so late gonna have us awake before.

It was Sunday.

Zacharie! Jeanlin!

Wake up. It's on time.

Shit, you gotta get up.

Let me alone, I sleep.

Shut up already, Maxime.

Give me the Maxime, hungry.

Already tevais silence.

Come, you'll eat. Toma.

I have not a penny.

Already spent?

Today is day 23 and are ten to eat.

And Maigrat?

We owe you sixty francs.

Yesterday gave me with

port in the nose.

It's a pig.

I have no coffee,

I have no nothing.

I believe I have left

two cents.

Guard them to take a mug.

Within six days pay us.

The way things are.

Get thee as thou canst,

it is no use whining you ...

... You better go to work.

See you later.


Deletes the lamp, ...

... Do not want to see the color of my thoughts.

This is water.

It's what's left of yesterday's coffee, there's nothing left.

It's hot and not too bad.

Come the rest of the bread, I

porridge for the little ones.

Yes mom, that's what I did.

Dispatch, we will arrive late.

Good morning.

Looking for work, whatever.

admit if someone knows?

No, I do not know.

Have to work with you Dansaert.

So Mouquette already

no salts with large Chaval?

Are becoming smaller.

Does not conceal. I saw them at night.

Was so small I had to climb to a platform.

What's up, you jealous?

Nobody asked for help, right?

The Mouquette went a bit dizzy.



Fleurance died.

They met yesterday at the upright in bed, the heart.

No, ...

... Must have been drinking the gin too quickly, poor ...

... That a little luck.

What do we do?

Catherine was left alone to push,

work will be affected.

We need to replace it next.

There's a man in search of work.

Mr Dansaert.

Mr Dansaert.

Fleurance died.

I have to replace it.

There is a man seeking work.

Can I hire you?

If we will not be bad.

For me there is no inconvenience, but you need to tell you scoter.

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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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