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In Jean De Florettes an old man and his only remaining relative in a rural French village cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property. They need its spring water for growing their flowers, so are dismayed to hear the man who has inherited it is moving in. They block up the spring and watch as their new neighbour tries to keep his crops watered from wells far afield through the hot summer. Though they see his desperate efforts are breaking his health and his wife and daughter's hearts they think only of getting the water. In the sequel, Manon Des Sources, 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.
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Id heard of these films - Im a french film fan - Adore D.Atuils Le Bossu and Rimaud and Juliette and most his other stuff, and of course Im a huge Depardu fan (who isn't!) - Id heard of but never got round to seeing where their careers truely started.....and believe you me they both started with
what are undoubtedly two magnificent classics.
The ending of Manon des sources is heartbreaking yes.....but the journey there is bittersweet too - These films to me are the french
equivalent to the harshness of the likes of Thomas Hardy - Jude the obscur (Jude de Obscura! ahar) - there is a barreness and real life
of pain quality to all the characters - behind the bountiful French country life broods ignorance, cruelty, jealousy and the disturbance of
beautiful innocence. Without giving the story away if you have not seen it and are any kind of french film fan, these are must watches.
Beautifully shot - and acted by all involved - I had to stop at the end of the Manon des sources - blew my nose for the 50th time without thinking - added the tissue to my foot high tissue pyramid - and I looked at my pile of snot and i thought - even with this bad flu at least a third of the tissue was needed because the film was so saddening. But also re-assuring in it's realisation of characters and poetic stance.
A must see!
However, the potential purchaser should be aware that the film(s) may not be quite so easy to follow as the novel. Understandably, as the story is set in Provence, most of the main characters speak with a strong accent and/or use dialect words, so it may take the viewer some time to get used to this.
However, if you do a little research on the internet, you may be able to find a transcript of the dialogues.
The first film is all about Jean (de Florette) and his wife and daughter who have been left a farm in Provence, and this is their story about trying to make the farm sustainable, but there is a water (or should I say lack of water) problem.
The second is several years later and centres on Jean's now grown up daughter. Another lovely storyline which has a perfect ending.
I will not say more as I do not wish to spoil these beautiful films. If you don't mind reading the subtitles then you are in for a real old fashioned treat, two films with a lovely gentle storyline, well acted and a delight on the eye, then buy these now.
Anyone who has not seen these two wonderful films, well really just one film, should do so. They are great entertainment and also a fascinating study in human behaviour and the consequences of our actions and the choices that we make over time.
The central characters lie, cheat and betray, and the entire plot comes around full circle to crush them.
John de Florette deals with a friendly hard-working, full of hope, but ultimately naive tax collector from the city who's inheritance means that he can start a new life living with his family on his newly acquired farm in the country. However his two greedy neighbours have other ideas and block his only supply of water making terrible hardship for him.
Ten years later, and Manon is the now teenage daughter of Jean. When she discovers the terrible truth about her father's demise, she sets out for revenge on those who have wronged him.
On the face of it this is a simple tale of greed. But it is also a rich source on many themes, such as morality, devotion, jealousy and the importance of material possessions and money and how these can corrupt people.
An amazing film; one well worth watching more than once.
one film without intermission. This is a real study in the different human characters among us, and we recognize them one by one,
finally ending up as a malicious pack, trying their worst to destroy the dreams and hard work of a new family moving into their
small village. The story is already reviewed, so I just want to say that I think this will leave most of you breathless the way it`s
played by the actors, and that the end of the story (some justice) comes as a real unexpected knockout.
This is one of the best movies I have in my large collection, almost worth the effort to study french language so I can get rid of
the subtitles ;- )
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