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

 -  Drama  -  December 1987 (USA)
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A beautiful but shy shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her her father's land caused his death years earlier.

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Manon (as Emmanuelle Beart)
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Le Spécialiste (as Tiki Olgado)
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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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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 Manon visits her father's grave, a gravestone falls over on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. 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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The best film ever
29 July 2002 | by (West Calder, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This (and Jean de Florette) is the most moving, well thought out film I have ever watched. The countryside makes me long to go to France, to where it was filmed, to see "Les Romarins" and "Les Bastides". The music is like an eerie prayer that reminds my soul of "pauvre Galinette et ses rouges oeillets, et Papet Soubeyrans, et Manon Cadoret". The red carnations are a haunting image...

Both books are as good as the movies; I recommend anybody who likes this film to buy them (if you can read French, that is!). I would give everyone, Marcel Pagnol, Claude Berri, etc etc a gold medal for these works- well done!

By the way, have a look at the earlier version of "Manon des Sources". An actress called Jaqueline Pagnol is in it -she is the wife of Marcel Pagnol who wrote both books!


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