Home | Register | Log In
  • Print
  • Share
Genre Romance
Running Time 100 min
MPAA rating Unrated
Release Date Jul 20, 2012
Tags There are no tags.

The Well Digger's Daughter (La Fille du puisatier)

Twenty-five years after rising to international acclaim in Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring, Daniel Auteuil returns to the world of Marcel Pagnol for his directorial debut, a celebrated remake of the 1940s classic. Auteuil stars as the eponymous well-digger Pascal, a widower living with his six daughters in the Provence countryside at the start of World War I. His eldest, Patricia (the luminous Astrid Bergès-Frisbey), has returned home from Paris to help raise her sisters, and Pascal dreams… Show more

Created by

Movie Theaters & Showtimes
No nearby showtimes
Reviews & Comments
Edit this review Delete this review
July 27, 2012 - Boston.com - By Mark Feeney, Globe Staff

As an entertainment proposition, it’s hard to beat expert construction and unabashed sentiment. Marcel Pagnol, the French novelist, playwright, and filmmaker, had the combination down to a craft (if not an art) in the ’30s and ’40s. His work had a great vogue, and not just in France. If you want to know how enduring his appeal is consider the international success of “Jean de Florette” and “Manon of the Spring” in the ’80s (they’re based on one of his novels) or the fact that Alice Waters named her restaurant, Chez Panisse, after a character in Pagnol’s “Marseille” film trilogy.

(Full review)
This movie currently has no reviews. Be the first to share your thoughts with others!
Zvents - Discover things to do