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Jean de Florette 1986 PG

120 mins France Director. Claude Berri

The film that inspired a wave of British migration to the Provence region remains one of the most internationally successful French films. Featuring three titans of French acting, Gerard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil and Yves Montand, it tells the story of rivalry between two farming clans, one headed by scheming ‘Papet’ (Montand), and the other by the urban upstart Jean (Depardieu). With its glorious, romanticised photography of French landscape, all spindly olive trees, wizened vineyards and crumbling cottages, Jean de Florette inspired an international obsession with both France’s countryside and its cinema.

In adapting Marcel Pagnol’s previous 1953 film (and novel), director Claude Berri decided to tell the story in two-parts, filming the sequel Manon des Sources simultaneously, in a production that was technically challenging and at the time the most expensive in French history. The film was rewarded with four Bafta Awards in 1987, including Best Film.

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Directed by

Claude Berri

Featuring

Daniel Auteuil

Gérard Depardieu

Yves Montand

Genres

Drama

Collection

French Cinema Based on the Book…

Certificate

PG Contains mild bad language and sexual references

Released

1986

Country

France

Language

English

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Manon des Sources 1986 PG

The sequel to Jean de Florette concludes the Provencal period saga about two farming clans, headed by Emmanuelle Béart and Daniel Auteuil.

113 mins France Director. Claude Berri

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