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Unashamedly old fashioned in its style, The Well Digger’s Daughter is set around World War II, with Auteuil himself playing the well digger of the film’s title. One of his daughters, meanwhile, is Patricia, and it’s she who begins a short relationship with the son of a wealthy family. He soon disappears, she discovers that she’s pregnant, and from there, the film’s core drama ensues.
You’d hardly call The Well Digger’s Daughter a hard-nosed tail, though, with Auteuil opting for a gentle tone, and an unfussy style for his feature. He recruits a strong cast, too, not least Astrid Berges-Frisbey, who previously made her Hollywood debut in Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
To Auteuil’s credit, it’s a beautifully shot film, one that gently deals with issues of class and standing, even if it’s never got any intention of landing a heavy punch. Still, the film is ultimately a strong, well-mounted production, albeit one that might not linger too long in your brain afterwards. It really is lovely to look at, though. --Jon Foster
A French film with subtitles, not as expected, but we enjoyed it.Published 1 day ago by Fred Mansfield
About the prejudices of the between WW1 and WW2 era in France but ends on a uplifting note!Published 5 days ago by Robert Hay Ferguson Wilson
Wonderful story, beautifully and sensitively portrayed - superb cinematography, a real treasure.Published 29 days ago by Keith
Dunno. Wont play in my PS3 as region locked. Just Swell. And they wonder how piracy wont die. Can't even use my own belongings, bought and paid for.Published 1 month ago by boris