Jean de Florette | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | February 17, 2015
entertainment value
Slow and sad tale. Very good acting. The long run time only adds to the frustration and tension as you sympathize with the draught victims.
genre Drama | foreign
synopsis 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
lead actors Yves Montand | GĂ©rard Depardieu | Daniel Auteuil | Elisabeth Depardieu | Margarita Lozano | Ernestine Mazurowna | Armand Meffre | Jean Maurel | Didier Pain | Pierre-Jean Rippert
director Claude Berri