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Manon of the Spring (1986)

Manon des sources (original title)
PG | | Drama | 4 December 1987 (USA)
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A beautiful but shy shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his death years earlier.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Manon (as Emmanuelle Beart)
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Margarita Lozano ...
Yvonne Gamy ...
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Le Spécialiste (as Tiki Olgado)
Jean Bouchaud ...
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Gabriel Bacquier ...
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André Dupon ...
Pierre Nougaro ...
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Storyline

In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She determines to take revenge upon the men responsible for the death of her father in the first film. Written by Martin Urch c/o <mah@imdb.com>

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4 December 1987 (USA)  »

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$3,940,542 (USA)
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Yves Montand was raised in the area where the story takes place and had been a friend of Marcel Pagnol. Nevertheless he rejected the role when it was first offered. Montand was ultimately persuaded to take his role by wife Simone Signoret, who died during production. See more »

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When three goats are climbing on the rocks, you can clearly see someone waving a pine branch behind them, probably to force them to move. See more »

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[first lines]
[dialog in French, lines from English subtitles]
Le Fleuriste: Voila!
[pause]
Le Fleuriste: Next time I won't pay this much. The competition from Italy is ruining me.
Cesar Soubeyran: This barely pays for the fertilizer for the flowers. Next year we'll grow chickpeas.
Le Fleuriste: I'll miss our aperitifs together.
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Referenced in The Craft (1996) See more »

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Part 2 is just as amazing
9 September 2001 | by (England) – See all my reviews

After spending 2 hours with Manon, I'm still in shock, but in a way I saw it coming. The film proves that greed only last for a certain time, but love and being a good person is what lasts forever. That's where happiness lies.

Our crimes pay, it will eventually catch up with you, and this picture tells us best.

I won't say anymore.

The picture is as amazing as the first, Jean de Florette.


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