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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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Margarita Lozano ...
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Le Spécialiste (as Tiki Olgado)
Jean Bouchaud ...
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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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spring | shepherdess | water | revenge | mayor | See more »

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$3,940,542 (USA)
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During the procession, the crowd sings. in Provencal language, a song dedicated to Saint Gens, a very popular local saint, who people pray to bring rain. See more »

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When the wedding guests pose for a photo, the camera is much too close (about 4 feet away) to capture the group. 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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Terrificly upsetting ending to the larger-than-life story
12 May 2003 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

"Jean de Florette" ends very tragically and with great unfairness. It's a very ingenious idea because now the audience is practically dying to see "Manon des sources". Cesar Soubeyran and Ugolin simply can't win, it just wont do. Even though the sequel shows how hunchback's grown-up daughter Manon (enchanting Emmanuelle Béart) finally revenges all the cruelty and evil she and her father had to put up with, "Manon des sources" is actually even darker and more melancholy and dismal than the first film and not even half as funny. The ending turns out to be even twice as unhappy. All the same both of these movies are fantastic and "Manon des sources" only slightly weaker, I guess mostly because of the intelligible absence of Gérard Depardieu's charmingly sympathetic character who was the heart of the previous movie. French cinema at its best, "Manon des sources" is perfect and massively emotional drama and a movie experience you will remember rest of your life. 10/10.


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