Jean de Florette

Dir: Claude Berri
Cast: Yves Montand, Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil
120mins   1986    France | Switzerland | Italy   PG   French    Subtitled   

The enterprising Ugolin Soubeyran returns to his native countryside after serving in the military. Intent on growing expensive flowers, he conspires with his uncle, Cesar, to gain access to a hidden spring on a neighbouring property.

When their initial attempt to buy the land fails, they must contend with Jean de Florette, who arrives with his family to work the coveted plot and turn it into a profitable farm.

'The point of the film is not to create suspense, but to capture the relentlessness of human greed, the feeling that the land is so important the human spirit can be sacrificed to it' - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times


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