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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 4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

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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)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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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:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: Near the beginning of the film, when Manon plays the harmonica in the rain at the graveyard, it is obvious that the song she is playing does not match her playing position. For example when there is a high note, on screen it looks like she is playing a low note.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Craft (1996)See more »

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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Revenge and Revelation, 27 October 2010
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ten years after the death of Jean Cadoret, his wife has returned to the life of opera singer and his daughter Manon (Emmanuelle Béart) has grown up and become a gorgeous lonely shepherdess. Ugolin (Daniel Auteuil) is now a thirty year-old wealthy bachelor planting carnations. His grandfather Cesar Soubeyran (Yves Montand) presses him to get married to carry the name of their family since he is the last man alive. When Ugolin sees Manon on the fields, he falls in love with her, but the shy Manon is infatuated with the school teacher Bernard Olivier (Hippolyte Girardot). One day, Manon overhears the conversation of two locals about the vile action of Ugolin and Cesar and she plots revenge against the two scoundrels blocking the spring of the whole town. While the farmers and the dwellers despair and the mayor summons a water specialist from the city, the priest organizes a precession. Later Cesar has a conversation with the blind Delphine (Yvonne Gamy) that discloses a secret about his beloved Florette.

Definitely "Jean de Florette" and "Manon des Sources" are among the best films I have ever seen. The revelation in the end of the story is unpredictable and closes this engaging story with golden key. The beauty of Emmanuelle Béart and the haunting music score are mesmerizing. I only regret that the Brazilian title is actually a spoiler. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "A Vingança de Manon" ("Manon's Revenge")

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