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Jean de Florette & Manon of the Spring
     

Jean de Florette & Manon of the Spring

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Director: Claude Berri, Gérard Depardieu, Yves Montand, Daniel Auteuil

Cast: Claude Berri, Gérard Depardieu, Yves Montand, Daniel Auteuil

 
Co-adapted by director Claude Berri from a novel by Marcel Pagnol, this hugely successful French historical drama concerns a bizarre battle royale over a valuable natural spring in a remote French farming community. City dweller Jean Cadoret (Gérard Depardieu) assumes ownership of the spring when the original owner is accidentally killed by covetous farmer Cesar

Overview

Co-adapted by director Claude Berri from a novel by Marcel Pagnol, this hugely successful French historical drama concerns a bizarre battle royale over a valuable natural spring in a remote French farming community. City dweller Jean Cadoret (Gérard Depardieu) assumes ownership of the spring when the original owner is accidentally killed by covetous farmer Cesar Soubeyran (Yves Montand). Soubeyran and his equally disreputable nephew Ugolin (Daniel Auteuil) pull every dirty trick in the book to force Cadoret off his land, but the novice farmer stands firm. Although the Soubeyrans appear to gain the upper hand, the audience is assured that they will eventually be foiled by the vengeful daughter of the spring's deceased owner -- thus setting the stage for the film's equally successful sequel, Manon of the Spring.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/24/2007
UPC:
0027616082701
Rating:
PG
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
3:55:00
Sales rank:
8,328

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Jean de Florette
1. Main Titles/Planting [:09]
2. A Future in Flowers [9:36]
3. Coveted Land [:15]
4. Killing the Well [4:16]
5. Heaven on Earth [4:58]
6. How to Raise Rabbits [3:24]
7. Farming as Science [5:13]
8. The First Breeders [:57]
9. The Farmer's Almanac [9:14]
10. Drought Strikes [5:13]
11. Ugolin's Mule [4:18]
12. Other People's Rain [5:32]
13. The Early Vultures [:13]
14. Dig For a Mortgage [5:34]
15. The Final Blow [4:20]
16. Betrayed/End Titles [5:27]
Disc #1, Side B -- Manon of the Spring
1. Main Titles/Cost of Business [:09]
2. The Hunchback's Girl [4:06]
3. A Naked Vision [5:31]
4. The Soubeyran's Gold [:48]
5. Growing Obsession [2:23]
6. Love Crazy [4:34]
7. Dress to Impress [2:00]
8. Everybody Knew! [5:21]
9. All the Town's Water [3:14]
10. The Water Expert [8:19]
11. The Unknown Criminal [1:17]
12. Revelations [5:01]
13. The Ultimate Price [2:31]
14. Making Miracles [2:50]
15. A Prayer For César [3:49]
16. The Shame/End Titles [5:02]

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Jean de Florette & Manon of the Spring 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have seen both films t least four times.  After the third time I actually thought I was understanding French.  These are among my absolute favorite films.  Highly recommend.  Great story welltolf.
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Schreiber63 More than 1 year ago
The film, in its two parts, holds one's interest throughout. Intriguing story, wonderfully presented.
Clovis More than 1 year ago
C'est ca!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Classic French movie that you want to watch multiple times!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First of all, I do not speak French, but there are English subtitles and I pretty much had to read the entire script to understand what was going on. This is movie is a tragedy with a somewhat happy ending, but you have to watch both parts to get to the happy ending. There is about the same amount of nudity in this film (Manon of the Spring) as there was in the '97 Titanic movie, but there is no sex scene of any kind, which was refreshing. There is a lot of talk between two men on choosing the "right kind of woman" and they discuss a few things that might not be appropriate for young children and there is a descriptive discussion on illegitimacy. The movie is long, but good. The movie stays with you and it is hard not tell someone else about the injustice that goes on. It is worth the buy, but again, strongly not recommended for anyone 12 and under-AT LEAST.
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