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Manon of the Spring -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Claude Berri (adaptation)
Gérard Brach (adaptation)
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Release Date:
December 1987 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Directed by
Claude Berri 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claude Berri  adaptation
Gérard Brach  adaptation (as Gerard Brach)
Marcel Pagnol  novel

Produced by
Pierre Grunstein .... executive producer
Alain Poiré .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jean-Claude Petit 
 
Cinematography by
Bruno Nuytten 
 
Film Editing by
Hervé de Luze  (as Herve De Luze)
Geneviève Louveau  (as Genevieve Louveau)
 
Casting by
Marie-Christine Lafosse 
 
Production Design by
Bernard Vézat  (as Bernard Vezat)
 
Set Decoration by
Olivier Coutagne 
François Dariani  (as François Bariani)
Françoise Doré 
 
Costume Design by
Sylvie Gautrelet 
 
Makeup Department
Pierre Bellis .... makeup artist
Jean-Pierre Berroyer .... hair stylist
Michel Deruelle .... makeup artist
Jean-Pierre Eychenne .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jacques Allaire .... unit manager
Frédéric Auburtin .... unit manager (as Frederic Auburtin)
Olivier Austen .... unit manager
Marie-Françoise Eugene .... unit manager
Pascal Klein .... unit manager
Jacky Lapointe .... unit manager
Alain Olivieri .... unit manager
Philippe Savournin .... unit manager
Janou Shammas .... unit manager
Roland Thénot .... production manager (as Roland Thenot)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pascal Baeumler .... assistant director
Xavier Castano .... assistant director
Isabelle Henry .... assistant director
Emmanuel Touraille .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jean-Pierre Cognard .... assistant decorator
Jean Marc Druais .... assistant decorator (as Jean-Marc Druais)
Thomas Godelle .... assistant decorator
Marcel Laude .... property master
Christian Marti .... assistant decorator
Patrick Martin .... assistant decorator
Christian Tamisier .... assistant decorator
 
Sound Department
Jocelyne Cartier-Stern .... dubbing (as Jocelyne Cartier)
Bernard Chaumeil .... boom operator
Pierre Gamet .... sound
François Groult .... assistant sound mixer
Dominique Hennequin .... sound
Gérard Lamps .... sound recordist (as Gerard Lamps)
Mireille Leroy .... sound editor
Alain Lévy .... foley artist (as Alain Levy)
Jacques Lévy .... dubbing (as Jacques Levy)
Jérôme Lévy .... foley artist (as Jerome Levy)
Maryline Monthieux .... sound editor
Laurent Quaglio .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Jean-Marc Mouligne .... special effects
Paul Trielli .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Luc Bezeau .... grip
Louis Bihi .... electrician
Bernard Brégier .... grip (as Bernard Bregier)
Gerard Buffard .... grip
Bernard Caroff .... electrician
Rémy Chevrin .... assistant camera (as Remy Chevrin)
Benoît Delhomme .... assistant camera
Etienne George .... still photographer
Franck Landron .... assistant camera
Gilles Lienard .... electrician
Pierre Novion .... assistant camera
Georges Pierre .... still photographer
Bernard Prim .... still photographer
Gérard Rival .... grip (as Gerard Rival)
Christian Weyers .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Madeline Fontaine .... costumer
Simone Leroy .... costumer
Paule Mangenot .... costumer
Gil Noir .... costumer
Michèle Richer .... costumer (as Michele Richer)
Catherine Taisson .... costumer
Claudia Tenaglia .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Corinne Rozenberg .... assistant editor
Catherine Sabbah .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Gabriel Bacquier .... singing voice: "Monsieur"
Eve Brenner .... singing voice: "Madame"
Sophie Coussein .... music editor: songs
Roland Guillotel .... music mixer
Roland Guillotel .... music recordist
Maurice Guis .... musician: psalterion
Jean-Claude Petit .... conductor
Virginie Petit .... musical director
Pascal Revelard .... music editor: songs
Emmanuelle Simon .... music editor: songs
Toots Thielemans .... musician: harmonica solo
 
Other crew
Michel Andre .... animal director
Bernard Bruna .... animal director
Josée Bénabent-Loiseau .... press attache (as Josee Benabent Loiseau)
Jean-Paul Camail .... location manager
Frederic Fouille .... location manager (as Frederic Fouillé)
Denise Henry .... production secretary
Gilles Loutfi .... location manager (as Gilles G. Loutfi)
Andre Pavon .... animal director
Tamara Setton .... administrator
Colette Suder .... administrator
Hélène Sébillotte .... script supervisor (as Helene Sebillotte)
Jackline Tolianker .... production secretary (as Jacqueline Tolianker)
Dominique Trebert .... location manager
Jean-Pierre Vincent .... press attache
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Manon des sources" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
113 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When the wedding guests pose for a photo, the camera is much too close (about 4 feet away) to capture the group.See more »
Quotes:
[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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61 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
A great film, 22 December 1999
Author: Dennis Littrell from United States

This is just as good or even better that it predecessor, Jean de Florette (1986). It is amazing how well thought out the story is. Like a Greek tragedy, everything falls into place, everything is accounted for as fate conspires with character to bring about retribution for those who did wrong.

We feel sad and sorry for Papet and Ugolin, whose weaknesses and "crimes" are so like our own.

Daniel Auteuil, who plays Ugolin, is a actor with great range and sensitivity. He is unforgettable here as a not-too-bright peasant who suffers an excruciating and hopeless case of unrequited love. And Yves Montand, who plays his uncle is flawless, like an Olivier, as he experiences a very cruel turn of fate. Emmanuelle Béart, who plays Manon, is very beautiful, but she is also strange enough to be believable in an unlikely role as a solitary shepherdess of the hills of Provence.

Claude Berri's direction is so perfectly paced, so full of attention to detail and so unobtrusive and natural that the film just seems to happen without effort. Nothing fancy, just show what needs to be seen, no more. Use no more words than necessary, but all that are necessary. It's almost like magic, how easy it looks. The scene near the end when the blind woman reveals the cruel turn of fate to Papet is exquisite in its simplicity and its effectiveness.

In a sense this movie is a throw back an earlier era in cinema when careful attention to the construction of a character-driven story was the essence of the art.

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