Manon des sources (Manon of the  Spring)

by Claude Berri

Manon des Sources  meaning Manon of the Spring is a 1986 French language film. Directed by Claude Berri, it is the second of two films adapted from the 1966 two-volume novel by Marcel Pagnol, who wrote it based on his own earlier film of the same title. It is the sequel to Jean de Florette. It won an award in 1989 as best French film.

Synopsis : Manon, a beautiful shepherdess in Provence, France, has lost her father and seen her family’s livelihood ruined through the greediness of her neighbors: Ugolin (Daniel Auteuil) and his grandfather, Cesar (Yves Montand). Now grown and living in isolation from the village, she plots revenge against the men for their misdeeds. Her plot is complicated by Ugolin, who has fallen in love with her — but Manon’s retribution will not be deterred.

Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources are ranked No. 60 in Empire magazine’s “The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema” in 2010.

Cast : Yves Montand, Emmanuelle Béart, Daniel Auteuil, Hippolyte Girardot


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Manon des Sources

Directed by : Claude Berri

Release: 1986

Genre: Drama

Duration: 1h 49m.

Country : France

Language : French with English Subtitles

Based from the original novel of Marcel  Pagnol