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4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.7 out of 5 stars
Manon Des Sources [DVD] (1986)
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on 29 April 2017
Perfect viewing from first to last. Lose yourself in this evocative, tragic tale of rural life in a bygone age. The scene-setting is astonishing and the characters and soundtrack mesmerising. Both films excel (Jean de Florette being the first of the two) and you couldn't spend a more satisfying and fascinating few hours. I can't recommend highly enough. At no point does the film lose itself in sentimentality and the spare dialogue enhances the atmosphere. Excellent.
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on 30 May 2017
As expected
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on 17 July 2017
Excellent
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on 21 September 2017
Does not get old. A masterpiece: amazing scenario, great acting from Auteuil and always a pleasure to see the young Emmanuelle Béart.
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on 30 April 2017
Brilliant film Thomas Clarke
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on 31 July 2017
Still beautiful after all these years and revenge is still bittersweet.
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on 7 February 2004
Having read the books (Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources) for A-Level French, I've known and loved the story, and the imagery portrayed by Marcel Pagnol through his loving descriptions of the Provence countryside, for a long time.
Claude Berri has wonderfully captured the essence of the books in both films. The cinematography is unequalled in modern films, and the acting puts most Holywood actors to shame. Yves Montand plays the part of the scheming Cesar Soubeyran with absolute conviction and Daniel Auteuil continues to excel as Ugolin. This film also benefits from the abilities of Emmanuelle Beart (Manon) and Hyppolyte Girardot.
You need to have watched Jean de Florette first to fully understand this film, however that does not detract from the fact that this is an absolutely brilliant film, one that is already a classic. It is all too easy to make a bad film of a good book, this is not the case with Jean de Florette and Manon des sources, these films do justice in every sense to the books.
The sleeve claims that these two films are the best French films of the past three decades, I say they are the best films of the past three decades from any country.
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on 8 October 2017
Nothing to complain about. All very good.
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on 16 October 2017
Brilliant acting, photography and storyline.
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on 5 April 2017
Excellent.
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