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Kino Lorber Nabs U.S. Rights To Auteuil’s ‘Marius’ And ‘Fanny’

Kino Lorber has nabbed all U.S. rights to Daniel Auteuil’s “Marius” and “Fanny,” the French star-turned-helmer’s follow up to “The Well-Digger’s Daughter.”

Both pics are part of French author Marcel Pagnol’s classic trilogy, which opened with “The Well-Digger’s Daughter” (“La Fille du puisatier”).

Released by Kino Lorber in July 2012, ”Daughter” had a healthy run at the U.S. B.O., grossing $386,368 and earning strong reviews.

Kino Lorber was the natural choice for the U.S. distribution of Marius and Fanny,” wrote Saya Huddleston, VP of Pathe Intl.. “Their track record in giving due exposure to Daniel Auteuil’s directorial debut, ‘The Well-Digger’s Daughter,’ is excellent.”

Added Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber, “Following his delectable debut with ‘The Well-Digger’s Daughter,’ M. Auteuil surpasses himself in masterfully fusing experience with emotion through his rendering of the love saga of ‘Marius’ and ‘Fanny.’

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The Well Digger’s Daughter Movie Review

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The Well Digger’s Daughter Movie Review
The Well Digger’S Daughter (La fille du puisatier) Kino Lorber Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten Grade: B+ Director: Daniel Auteuil Screenwriters: Marcel Pagnol, Daniel Auteuil Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Kad Merad, Sabine Azéma, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Nicolas Duvauchelle Screened at: Broadway, NYC, 6/19/12 Opens: July 20, 2012While mature, general audiences might be suckers for sentimental movies with Hollywood endings, sometimes called “Hallmark” pictures, critics are often loath to give their kudos to the category. Perhaps this is because we journalists have seen a large number of movies and realize that the some of the best do show the mean sides of life. Though beautiful women sometimes marry virtual princes, realistic enough [ Read More ]
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The Well Digger’s Daughter – DVD Review

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Pascal Amoretti (Daniel Auteuil) is a simple rural well-digger, trying to raise his five daughters on his own during pre-wwii France after his wife passed away. His eldest daughter Patricia (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) was raised at a convent in Paris but has returned to the town of Salon to help her father. One day she meets Jacques Mazel, an air force pilot and the spoiled son of the affluent owner of the local general store. After Jacques’ amorous advances result in her falling pregnant, Pascal struggles to come to terms with his feelings about his previously pure and virginal daughter.


Auteuil is perhaps best known to non-French audiences for his acclaimed work in Michael Haneke’s “Hidden”, an unnerving film about voyeurism and secrets. Here, he not only takes on the key acting role of patriarch and disillusioned father, he also directs and writes, adapting the screenplay from Marcel Pagnol’s
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Key Players in the 2011 Cannes Market: Pathe International

Pathe have Main Comp titles in Paolo Sorrentino's This Must Be the Place and Alain Cavalier's Pater on their product list, but the sale agent might find both titles a difficult sell until they are unveiled to the film critic mass. I'd bet that Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady with Meryl Steep is the most desired item on their inventory list. The Iron Lady by Phyllida Lloyd - Completed This Must Be The Place by Paolo Sorrentino - Completed Monsieur Papa by Kad Merad - Completed My Worst Nightmare by Anne Fontaine - Post-Production Pater by Alain Cavalier - Completed Switch by Frederic Schoendoerffer - Completed The Tuche Family (Les Tuche) by Olivier Baroux - Completed The Well-digger's Daughter (La Fille Du Puisatier) by Daniel Auteuil - Completed Titeuf, The Film (Titeuf, Le Film) by Zep - Completed Zarafa by Jean-Christophe Lie - Post-Production Africa United by
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