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La fille du puisatier (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 20 April 2011 (France)
In 1930s southern France, a father is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his daughter when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper.

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Provence, the days before World War II. Rustic well-digger Pascal Amoretti, a widower, encourages fellow laborer Félipe Rambert to date his virgin eldest daughter Patricia, the only of his five who attended a Parish finishing school. Getting drunk, Felipe unwittingly helps her date wealthy general store owner Mazel's handsome, womanizing son, dashing air force pilot Jacques, who gives her a motorbike ride home, make love and get her pregnant. Shortly after, both men are called for military service. On leave, Felipe finds out the truth and still proposes. Jacques is reported missing in action, his family refuses to recognize the baby, so Pascal sends Patricia with it to his outcast sister. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | Romance

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20 April 2011 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Filha do Pai  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,273 (USA) (22 July 2012)

Gross:

$385,406 (USA) (17 March 2013)
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Trivia

Jacques motorcycle is a Triumph Speed Twin 5T. See more »

Goofs

When Pascal visits her sister Nathalie to check on Patricia, Nathalie is heard humming Nina Rota's Romeo and Juliet theme, which wasn't written until 1968. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Well-Digger's Daughter (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Foolin' Myself
(Crescenzo/Vincent Scotto)
Paroles et Musique de Peter Tinturin et Jack Lawrence
© Chappell & Co. (ASCAP)
Avec l'autorisation de Warner Chappell Music France
Version 78rpm, interprétée par Billie Holiday
(p) Originally released 1937 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Sony Music Entertainment France
USA: Co-Publisher by Range Road Music Inc. (ASCAP)
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A beautiful story
5 February 2012 | by (Riehen, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

I am totally satisfied with this choice. It's one of the best french movies from last year. It tells a wonderful story in the very nice Provence from South of France. It's about ethical family values for father Amoretti and his children. The dialogs have great quality and let me reflect from begin to the end. It was never boring because I felt lot of emotions with the plot. Then the performance and direction from Daniel Auteuil was one of the best I have seen so far. Congratulations to the author Marcel Pagnol for this novel. Astrid Bergès-Frisbey played very respectable the role of the daughter Amoretti. The young pilot didn't convince me because his character was portrayed here too clunky and his voice heard inappropriate. The film shows very nice pictures from this beautiful region. For all these reasons it deserves a solid 9/10. Don't miss it, you won't regret. I will add it to my best of DVD collection. Don't miss the great thriller 36 QUAI DES ORFÈVRES with Daniel Auteuil.


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