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Manon of the Spring (1986) More at IMDbPro »Manon des sources (original title)

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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December 1987 (USA) See more »
A beautiful but shy shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his death years earlier. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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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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113 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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During the procession, the crowd prays for rain by singing, in Provencal, a song dedicated to Saint Gens, a very popular local saint.See more »
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 »
[first lines]
[dialog in French, lines from English subtitles]
Le Fleuriste:Voila!
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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21 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Terrificly upsetting ending to the larger-than-life story, 12 May 2003
Author: Mika Pykäläaho ( from Järvenpää, Finland

"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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