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Manon of the Spring (1986)
"Manon des sources" (original title)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Manon (as Emmanuelle Beart)
Margarita Lozano ...
Yvonne Gamy ...
Le Spécialiste (as Tiki Olgado)
Jean Bouchaud ...
Le Curé
Elisabeth Depardieu ...
Gabriel Bacquier ...
Armand Meffre ...
André Dupon ...
Pierre Nougaro ...
Jean Maurel ...
Roger Souza ...


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 <>

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December 1987 (USA)  »

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Manon of the Spring  »

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$3,940,542 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


When the wedding guests pose for a photo, the camera is much too close (about 4 feet away) to capture the group. See more »


[first lines]
[dialog in French, lines from English subtitles]
Le Fleuriste: Voila!
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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French films in the classroom
16 March 2001 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

I always felt that the week I needed to show the two films was worth the time for the students: they heard other-than-Parisian accents and they saw truly fine films! I enjoyed watching them as well, but I always went to the front of the room toward the end of Manon so I could watch the reaction of the students at the "revealing" scene near the end. One year, a young lady whom I did not particularly like was glued to the TV closest to her: her eyes widened, her mouth gaped, and perfectly silent tears started to flow down her cheeks. Not a motion, not a sound...just tears. I decided I liked her quite a bit more than I previously had!

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