This week on film clip Friday we feature French director Claude Berri’s 1993 dramatic interpretation of Elile Zola’s novel Germinal. The film tells the story of a coal miner’s strike in northern France in the 1860s and addresses issues such as capitalism and immigration that are relevant today. Germinal won the Cesar award for best cinematography and best costume design. In 1993. A link to the trailer is below, but it is worth watching the entire film.