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Jean de Florette -- A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell.

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Director:
Writers:
Claude Berri (adaptation)
Gérard Brach (adaptation)
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Release Date:
August 1987 (USA) See more »
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A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Directed by
Claude Berri 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claude Berri  adaptation
Gérard Brach  adaptation (as Gerard Brach)
Marcel Pagnol  novel

Produced by
Pierre Grunstein .... executive producer
Alain Poiré .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jean-Claude Petit 
 
Cinematography by
Bruno Nuytten 
 
Film Editing by
Noëlle Boisson  (as Noelle Boisson)
Sophie Coussein 
Hervé de Luze  (as Herve De Luze)
Jeanne Kef  (as Jeanne Keff)
Arlette Langmann 
Corinne Lazare 
Catherine Serris 
 
Casting by
Marie-Christine Lafosse 
 
Production Design by
Bernard Vézat  (as Bernard Vezat)
 
Set Decoration by
Olivier Coutagne 
François Dariani 
Françoise Doré 
 
Costume Design by
Sylvie Gautrelet 
 
Makeup Department
Pierre Bellis .... hair stylist
Pierre Bellis .... makeup artist
Jean-Pierre Berroyer .... hair stylist
Michel Deruelle .... hair stylist
Michel Deruelle .... makeup artist
Jean-Pierre Eychenne .... hair stylist
Jean-Pierre Eychenne .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jacques Allaire .... unit manager
Frédéric Auburtin .... unit manager (as Frederic Auburtin)
Olivier Austen .... unit manager
Marie-Françoise Eugene .... unit manager
Pascal Klein .... unit manager
Jacky Lapointe .... unit manager
Alain Olivieri .... unit manager
Philippe Savournin .... unit manager
Janou Shammas .... unit manager
Roland Thénot .... production manager (as Roland Thenot)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pascal Baeumler .... assistant director
Xavier Castano .... assistant director
Isabelle Henry .... assistant director
Emmanuel Touraille .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jean-Pierre Cognard .... assistant decorator
Jean Marc Druais .... assistant decorator (as Jean-Marc Druais)
Thomas Godelle .... assistant decorator
Marcel Laude .... property master
Christian Marti .... assistant decorator
Patrick Martin .... assistant decorator
Christian Tamisier .... assistant decorator
 
Sound Department
Jocelyne Cartier-Stern .... dubbing (as Jocelyne Cartier)
Bernard Chaumeil .... boom operator
Pierre Gamet .... sound
François Groult .... assistant sound mixer
Dominique Hennequin .... sound
Gérard Lamps .... sound recordist (as Gerard Lamps)
Alain Lévy .... foley artist (as Alain Levy)
Jacques Lévy .... dubbing (as Jacques Levy)
Jérôme Lévy .... foley artist (as Jerome Levy)
Eric Mauer .... sound editor
Laurent Quaglio .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Blandine Duparc .... special effects
Christian Guillon .... special effects
Christian Marti .... special effects
Jean-Marc Mouligne .... special effects
Paul Trielli .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Luc Bezeau .... grip
Louis Bihi .... electrician
Bernard Brégier .... grip (as Bernard Bregier)
Gerard Buffard .... grip
Bernard Caroff .... electrician
Rémy Chevrin .... assistant camera (as Remy Chevrin)
Benoît Delhomme .... assistant camera (as Benoit Delhomme)
Etienne George .... still photographer
Franck Landron .... assistant camera
Gilles Lienard .... electrician
Pierre Novion .... assistant camera
Georges Pierre .... still photographer
Bernard Prim .... still photographer
Gérard Rival .... grip (as Gerard Rival)
Christian Weyers .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Madeline Fontaine .... costumer
Simone Leroy .... costumer
Paule Mangenot .... costumer
Gil Noir .... costumer
Michèle Richer .... costumer (as Michele Richer)
Catherine Taisson .... costumer
Claudia Tenaglia .... costumer
 
Music Department
Maurice Guis .... musician: psalterion
Jean-Claude Petit .... conductor
Virginie Petit .... musical director
Toots Thielemans .... musician: harmonica solo
Giuseppe Verdi .... theme music: based on "La forza del destino: Ouverture"
 
Other crew
Michel Andre .... animal director
Eve Brenner .... voice: "Madame"
Bernard Bruna .... animal director
Josée Bénabent-Loiseau .... press attache (as Josee Benabent Loiseau)
Jean-Paul Camail .... location manager
Frederic Fouille .... location manager (as Frederic Fouillé)
Denise Henry .... production secretary
Gilles Loutfi .... location manager
Andre Pavon .... animal director
Tamara Setton .... administrator
Colette Suder .... administrator
Hélène Sébillotte .... script supervisor (as Helene Sebillotte)
Jackline Tolianker .... production secretary (as Jacqueline Tolianker)
Dominique Trebert .... location manager
 
Thanks
Jacqueline Pagnol .... dedicatee
Marcel Pagnol .... dedicatee
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
120 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Jean is first fixing his roof and he bends over, the outline of the padding used to make his hunchback is clearly visible.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
[dialog in French, lines from English subtitles]
Ugolin:Papet! Papet! It's me, Ugolin!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Orphans (1998)See more »

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54 out of 61 people found the following review useful.
Many producers spend a lifetime trying to make one of these..., 28 October 2003
Author: jeromemorrow from Quebec, Canada

... and never really come close.

How can one be the witness to this much acting, such a strong storyline about greed (which makes us appreciate human qualities - all the more), and not be touched/moved by this ?

Combined with part II (which really is not optional - considering it's dramatic revelation) - it makes for superbe movie-going experience that is barely 1 notch short of GodFather quality, as far as drama goes. Character development is excellent, pretty much all of it is plausible, nothing really grates, except to see a good man suffer.

Jean is good, an erudite - but he cannot understand nor smell a conspiracy - as this makes no real sense to someone with his principles. And when is all said and done - what matters most once you are heading to the pearly gates (should you be so lucky) the amount of wealth you've amassed or how you lived ? How do you hope to be remembered ?

As cunning and sly as Soubeyrand is - I guess he never figured it out....

A cruel, stunning classic, with impeccable french nuances. A must-see.

J.M.

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