Jean De Florette / Manon Des Sources
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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.
Released to Buy:
21 November 2005
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