Jean De Florette (1986): French director Claude Berri's stunning adaptation of the acclaimed Marcel Pagnol novel is the winner of numerous international awards and is the world's most popular foreign language film ever. City-dweller Jean de Florette (Gerard Depardieu) moves his family to the Provence countryside in the 1920's to forge a new life as a farmer. But his proud cocky neighboring rival Le Papet (Yves Montand) schemes with his simple-minded nephew Ugolin (Daniel Aut
A fabulous story that tells of the struggles that man can face due to our fellow mans greed. This is one of the most heart wrenching movies that I have ever seen and it is acted to perfection. The girl who plays Manon does an exceptional part and you can really tell the hatred in her eyes as she learns of the deceit.
Highly recommend for all of mankind to watch.
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Jean De Florette (1986): French director Claude Berri's stunning adaptation of the acclaimed Marcel Pagnol novel is the winner of numerous international awards and is the world's most popular foreign language film ever. City-dweller Jean de Florette (Gerard Depardieu) moves his family to the Provence countryside in the 1920's to forge a new life as a farmer. But his proud, cocky neighboring rival Le Papet (Yves Montand) schemes with his simple-minded nephew Ugolin (Daniel Auteuil) to acquire some nearby land ensuring the novice owner never discovers an all-important natural spring on the property. A wholly captivating, emotionally powerful and beautifully photographed classic epic of innocence, evil, greed, envy and revenge. Manon Des Sources (1987): The equally extraordinary, highly successful and award-winning sequel to Jean De Florette based on the classic novel by Marcel Pagnol. The timeless story continues with the late Jean de Florette's daughter Manon (Emmanuelle Beart), now grown up into a beautiful and free-spirited young shepherdess on her father's Provence farm. But when she finally learns the tragic truth behind her father's death, Manon plots her revenge on the dim-witted Ugolin (Daniel Auteuil) and the scheming Le Papet (Yves Montand). A visual feast containing masterly performances leading to a heart-stopping and totally unexpected conclusion, Manon Des Sources - together with Jean De Florette - are universally acclaimed as the best French films of the past three decades. Actors Yves Montand, Gerard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Elisabeth Depardieu, Pierre Nougaro, Ernestine Mazurowna, Hippolyte Girardot, Margarita Lozano, Yvonne Gamy, Ticky Holgado & Emmanuelle Beart Director Claude Berri Certificate PG Screen Widescreen 16:9 Anamorphic Languages French - Dolby Digital (5.1) Additional Languages French - Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo Subtitles English Duration 3 hours 45 minutes (approx)
Box set containing two popular French dramas. 'Jean de Florette' (1986) is set in Provence in the 1930s. City-bred hunchback Jean (Gerard Depardieu) brings his family to his mother's old farm with plans for an idyllic life on the land. However, his scheming neighbours, Le Papet (Yves Montand) and Ugoli (Daniel Auteil), covet his farm's little-known water source, and the resulting feud escalates towards tragedy. 'Manon Des Sources' (1986) is Claude Berri's sequel to 'Jean de Florette' and begins ten years after Jean's death, with his beautiful daughter Manon (Emmanuelle Beart) still haunting the hills overlooking the land stolen from her father by Le Papet (Yves Montand) and the simple-minded Ugolin (Daniel Auteuil). When Manon learns the truth behind her father's death she sets out to wreak her revenge, depriving the entire community of their water supply just as they deprived Jean.