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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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To revenge her father's death, Manon blocks the source from which the village gets water.

Director: Marcel Pagnol
Stars: Edmond Ardisson, Henri Arius, Charles Blavette
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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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Was #4 on Gene Siskel 's list of the "Best Films of 1987." 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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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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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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