Germinal

International Competition
Regional Screenings

world premiere
Drama - Historical - Historique | France | 2021

Episode(s): 1 & 2
Series: 6 x 52min

At the end of the 19 th  century, in the North of France, Etienne Lantier is hired and housed by the Maheu family to work in a coal mine, in Montsou. He falls in love with Catherine, daughter of the Maheus, also courted by the brutal Chaval. Acquainted with miners, Etienne protests against the misery in which they are kept. When the mining company lowers their wages, Etienne spurs them to start a strike: he is convinced that someday, the working class, still “germinating”, will come to terms with all the wrongs they suffer from.

Available on Wednesday 09/01 at 8.30 p.m. and for 24 hours on seriesmaniadigital.com
Limited tickets: reservation from 9 a.m. the day before

Our take

28 years after the eponymous movie by Claude Berri and 135 years after the publication of Zola’s book, this new endeavor to dive into the Northern mines is supported by an impressive young cast. The series recreates realistically the social climate associated to the world of miners at the end of the 19th century.

  • Created By Julien LILTI, based on Émile ZOLA novel « GERMINAL »
  • Written By Julien LILTI, Loïc BARRERE, Samir OUBECHOU, Chérif SAÏS, Clémence LEBATTEUX, Maud GARNIER, Mélusine Laura RAYNAUD, Cheikna SANKARE
  • Directed By David HOURRÈGUE
  • Music Audrey ISMAËL
  • With Louis PERES, Guillaume DE TONQUÉDEC, Alix POISSON, Thierry GODARD, Natacha LINDINGER, Sami BOUAJILA, Jonas BLOQUET, Rose-Marie PERREAULT, Steve TIENTCHEU, Stefano CASSETTI, Aliocha SCHNEIDER, Steve DRIESEN, Marilou AUSSILLOUX, Max BAISSETTE DE MALGLAIVE, Valeria CAVALLI
  • Production BANIJAY STUDIOS FRANCE, Pictanovo, with the support of RÉGION HAUTS-DE-FRANCE
  • International sales BANIJAY RIGHTS
  • Broadcaster FRANCE TÉLÉVISIONS with RAI FICTION et SALTO
  • PArtners PROCIREP - SOCIÉTÉ DES PRODUCTEURS, ANGOA, CNC