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Jean de Florette

Jean de Florette
Movie: Jean de Florette(1986)[tt0091288] In a rural French village an old man and his only remaining relative 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. Written byJeremy Perkins {J-26}
Title Jean de Florette
Release Date 27 August 1986 (France)
Runtime
Genres Comedy, Drama
Production Companies DD Productions, Films A2, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana
Yves Montand
Yves Montand...
Cesar Soubeyran dit 'Le P...
Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu...
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Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil...
Ugolin...
Margarita Lozano
Margarita Lozano...
Baptistine...

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jeromemorrow on 28 October 2003
... and never really come close.How can one be the witness to this much acting, such a strong storyline about greed (which makes us appreciate human qualities - all the more), and not be touched/moved by this ?Combined with part II (which really is not optional - considering it's dramatic revelation) - it makes for superbe movie-going experience that is barely 1 notch short of GodFather quality, as far as drama goes. Character development is excellent, pretty much all of it is plausible, nothing really grates, except to see a good man suffer.Jean is good, an erudite - but he cannot understand nor smell a conspiracy - as this makes no real sense to someone with his principles. And when is all said and done - what matters most once you are heading to the pearly gates (should you be so lucky) the amount of wealth you've amassed or how you lived ? How do you hope to be remembered ?As cunning and sly as Soubeyrand is - I guess he never figured it out....A cruel, stunning classic, with impeccable french nuances. A must-see.J.M.

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