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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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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
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Yves Montand was raised in the area where the story takes place and had been a friend of Marcel Pagnol. Nevertheless he rejected the role when it was first offered. Montand was ultimately persuaded to take his role by wife Simone Signoret, who died during production. See more »

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When Manon visits her father's grave, a gravestone falls over on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. 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 standard for giving a "10"
21 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

Whenever I'm tempted to give a movie that I liked a lot a "10" rating, I think of this and Jean de Florette (it's one long story arc). It's a rare film that comes up to this standard.

Strongly recommend that you rent them both at once; watch Jean de Florette on Friday or Saturday, and then watch Manon of the Spring the next day. Otherwise, Jean de Fleurette is just too damn depressing.

But whether apart or taken together, they are as fine a work of art as any of us can hope to ask for.


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