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1h 47mDrama, War / History1963

1863. Etienne Lantier, who has been fired from a railway company for being involved in union activities, lands a miner's job in the North of France. He finds bed and lodging at the Maheus', all of whom being miners themselves and whose daughter Catherine proves susceptible to his charm.The work is hard, ill-paid and dangerous. When the miners hear their wages are going to be cut down they revolt, led by Lantier. The company decides to bring workers in replacement and the authorities repress the rebels ruthlessly. The strike ends in death and suffering but hope for a better future still prevails, in spite of everything...

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Yves Allegret

Movie Director

Bernard Blier

Actor

Claude Brasseur

Actor

Simone Valère

Actor

Berthe Granval

Actor

Claude Cerval

Actor

Philippe Lemaire

Actor

Léa Padovani

Actor

Jacqueline Porel

Actor

Zoltan Maklary

Actor

Sandor Pesci

Actor

Michèle Cordoue

Actor

Marianne Krencsey

Actor

Gabor Koncz

Actor