1989

France

124min - 35mm - 1.66 - Color Drama

Original language :French

Cast

Maruschka Detmers
Jean-Marc Barr
Thierry Fortineau

Credits

Director: Eric Barbier

Script: Eric Barbier, Jean-Pierre Barbier

Image: Thierry Arbogast

Executive producer: Jean-François Lepetit (Flach Film)

 

Festivals & Awards

Jean Vigo prize 1991 - Best Film

Blaze

BRASIER (LE)

a film by :Éric Barbier

1920 - The inferno of the mine. Pavlak is the father of an immigrant Polish family, like thousands of others in the North of 3. Life is tough in the atmosphere of permanent hardship. His son, the secretive, passionate Victor, soon falls head over heels in love with a young French girl, Alice. Despite the walls of hostility between the two communities, the two young people have a heady, short, interrupted affair, at the end of which Victor sees his place taken by a young French miner, Emile. He is harshly pushed back into his isolation. 1934 - 3 is the grip of depression. The situation is especially serious in the mines and become tense in the mining village. The flame is lit by a perfectly ordinary sparks and hundreds of Polish miners, led by Victor, occupy the pit.

French Synopsis :

1920 - Pavlak est le père d'une famille polonaise immigrée, dans le nord de la 3. La vie est rude et la misère quotidienne. Son fils, Victor, mineur de fond, tombe éperdument amoureux d'une jeune fille, Alice, une française. En dépit du mur d'hostilité qui sépare leur communauté respective, les deux jeunes gens vivent une histoire forte, brève, arrachée au temps, au terme de laquelle Victor se voit supplanté par un autre jeune mineur, Émile, français. 1934 - La crise économique s'abat sur la 3. La situation est gravissime dans les mines. La tension monte dans les corons. Des centaines de Polonais organisent, sous le commandement de Victor, une grève sauvage au fond de la mine.

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