Jean de Florette & Manon of the Spring

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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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/24/2007
  • UPC: 027616082701
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20Th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 3:55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,521

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Yves Montand Cesar Soubeyran
Daniel Auteuil Ugolin
Gérard Depardieu Jean Cadoret
Emmanuelle Béart Manon Cadoret
Technical Credits
Claude Berri Director
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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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Menu

Disc #1, Side A -- Jean de Florette
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   Language Selection
      Audio: French Dolby Surround
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
Disc #1, Side B -- Manon of the Spring
   Play Movie
   Language Selection
      Audio: French Dolby Surround
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    I have seen both films t least four times.  After the third time

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I bought this movie not knowing what to expect. Even though it looks like two movies, they are really just two long parts. I don't want to give it away, but the first half is depressing and the second part only has a few happy moments.

    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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Oui

    C'est ca!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Unforgettable movie

    Classic French movie that you want to watch multiple times!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent and consistent...

    The film, in its two parts, holds one's interest throughout. Intriguing story, wonderfully presented.

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