Jean de Florette
Facts and Figures
Run time: 120 mins
In Theaters: Saturday 1st August 1987
Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment
Production compaines: DD Productions, Films A2, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Renn Productions, Télévision Suisse-Romande (TSR), AMLF
Contactmusic.com: 4.5 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
IMDB: 8.1 / 10
Jean de Florette Movie Review
Extremely well-made, Jean de Florette is director Claude Berri's finest work, a touching tale that is simple and succinct while not devolving into a confusing and minimalist mess. Depardieu and Auteuil are at their height as actors, and Berri's widescreen panoramas of the beautiful -- yet unforgiving -- French countryside are unforgettable.
Highly recommended, even for subtitle-haters.
Part two of this epic is Manon of the Spring.