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Manon of the Spring (1986)

Manon des sources (original title)
PG | | Drama | 4 December 1987 (USA)
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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Bernard Olivier
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Baptistine
Yvonne Gamy ...
Delphine
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Le Spécialiste (as Tiki Olgado)
Jean Bouchaud ...
Le Curé
Elisabeth Depardieu ...
Aimee Cadoret
Gabriel Bacquier ...
Armand Meffre ...
Philoxène
André Dupon ...
Pamphile, le menuisier
Pierre Nougaro ...
Casimir
Jean Maurel ...
Anglade
Roger Souza ...
Ange, le fontainier
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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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2.35 : 1
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Was #4 on Gene Siskel 's list of the "Best Films of 1987." 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 Bis (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

La Marriage de Manon
(Manon's Marriage)
Chanté par Gabriel Bacquier & Eve Brenner
Lyrics by David McNeil
conducted by Jean-Claude Petit with the Orchestre de Paris
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A sequel that is almost better than the original
8 October 2000 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is my favourite French movie of all time. The cycle of life and death, as symbolized at the wedding at the end while one of the characters visits the cemetary, is so poetically portrayed in this movie. Nobody is crudely and simply drawn here--you understand motivation, human nature, and the capacity for both good and evil that exists in all of us. The film would also be an excellent travelogue of Provence, and its slow, deliberate pacing enables you to envelop yourself in a story that unveils itself in its own sweet time. Even though Daniel Auteil's character was supposed to be evil, his love for Manon was so heartbreakingly portrayed you couldn't help but feel for him. And of course what can be said about Yves Montand--he can say more with one raised eyebrow on that great wrinkled face than Bruce Willis can mumble in an entire movie...the highest recommendation for both Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring


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