Jean De Florette (Subtitled) (Wide Screen) (DVD)

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Jean De Florette (Subtitled) (Wide Screen) (DVD)

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The first of two parts of the classic Marcel Pagnol story set in southeast France in the mid 1920's. A tragic tale of two greedy men who conspire to s...

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Excellent

ProAn amazing film.

ConsNone in my opinion - subtitles might put some off ...

The reason for the 'première partie' is that this review is split into two reviews: what I'm actually reviewing is the one story - L'eau des Collines, comprising of Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources. Background: I think it's fair to say that many films have come about because of a novel...

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Excellent

ProThe story is timeless, the acting wonderful and th...

Conssubtitles may put some viewers off (don't let it d...

Jean de Florette and its sequel Manon des Sources are based on the novel Jean de Florette by Marcel Pagnol. Although Jean de Florette can be watched as a film in it's own right (As can Manon de Sources to a lesser extent) if you see the first you have to watch the second to get the most from the...

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Excellent

“The Beautiful Death of Hope”

published 09/11/2002

ProSuper acting, Superb cinematography, Incredibly mo...

ConsSubtitles

In the late 80s and early 90s, it was quite normal to find foreign language films on BBC2 and C4 at times when people were still up and awake. Dumming down hadn't happened yet, and the channels had a commitment to entertainment as art, and a desire to address the needs of people who didn't want...

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“Jean De Florette - Part 1”

published 23/09/2006

ProBeautiful landscapes, great acting, compelling sto...

ConsYou have to see the next film to complete the stor...

Jean De Florette and Manon Des Sources, both from 1986, are two of the best-loved and most celebrated films in French cinema. They're adapted from the "L'Eau De Collines" books written by Marcel Pagnol, and really it's best to see them as two parts of the same story, rather than as the original...

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Super

ProBeautiful scenery, high-quality acting, huge frenc...

Conssubtitled (some people against this), dialect can ...

The Cinematography My Opinion Being Multi-lingual (I speak Gaelic, French, German and English), I always love renting or purchasing foreign dvd's and enjoy watching them as much as enjoy English-spoken films. Over the years, I've watched hundreds, but I've always had a soft spot for "Jean de...

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Excellent

“C'est si bon”

published 19/06/2002

ProBrilliant characterisation, beautiful scenery, mar...

ConsYou won't rest until you see the follow up

No matter how many times I see this film, it gives me goose bumps. Yves Montand plays Cesar Soubeyran, a lonely, ageing farmer whose only heir is his nephew, Ugolin (Daniel Auteil). The expansion of the unappealing Ugolin's flourishing business as a carnation grower is threatened by the arrival...

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The first of two parts of the classic Marcel Pagnol story set in southeast France in the mid 1920's. A tragic tale of two greedy men who conspire to stop the well of a farm owned by a hunchback city man during a regional drought. Followed by "Manon des Sources."

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