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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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Manon (as Emmanuelle Beart)
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Margarita Lozano ...
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Le Spécialiste (as Tiki Olgado)
Jean Bouchaud ...
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Armand Meffre ...
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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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$3,940,542 (USA)
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During the procession, the crowd prays for rain by singing, in Provencal, a song dedicated to Saint Gens, a very popular local saint. See more »

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When Cesar lies 'apparently' dead, a woman enters the room, opens the drapes then checks Cesar. She blesses herself, then there's a zoom in on Cesar's hand wrapped in a rosary. His 'ring' finger twitches a few times until the zoom in stops. Appears to go to still frame thereafter. See more »

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[dialog in French, lines from English subtitles]
Le Fleuriste: Voila!
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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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First French film seen!
17 March 2002 | by (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England) – See all my reviews

This was the first French film I ever saw! It wasn't the last - I came to appreciate the cinema of Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Marc Caro, Claude Berri, Claude Sautet, Jacques Rivette, etc. through watching this fabulous film.

Emmanuelle Beart is divine.

Yves Montand is now sorely missed.

And Daniel Auteuil is on the form of his life here.

If YOU want to get into European films, this is a cracking way to start. Magnifique!


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