Rent The Well Digger's Daughter (2011)

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1h 44min
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As she cuts across the fields to take her father his lunch, Patricia meets Jacques. She is eighteen, he is twenty-six. She is pretty, with the fine manners of a young lady; he is a fighter pilot and a handsome young man. A full moon will do the rest on their second meeting. There won't be a third rendezvous: Jacques is sent to the front. Patricia finds herself pregnant. The boy's rich parents accuse her of blackmail. Patricia and her father, the well-digger, will alone have the joy of welcoming her child. A joy that the Mazels will soon envy and seek to share when Jacques goes missing in action...
, , , , , , Emilie Cazenave, , Coline Bosso, Chloé Malarde, Brune Coustellier, Ilona Porte, , , , , Gérard Montel, , Zachary Auteuil
Alain Sarde
Marcel Pagnol, Daniel Auteuil
La fille du puisatier
20th Century Fox
France, Drama
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Run Time:
104 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1

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Reviews (4) of The Well Digger's Daughter

French cinema at its best - The Well Digger's Daughter review by EW

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This is a wonderful evocation of rural Provence in the late 1930's and early stages of the Second World War. Although the war touches the lives of the families involved the film is free from scenes of violence and destruction. On the surface it is highly paternalistic and shows the conventional prejudice against the unmarried mother in a traditional rural society. In the end love shines through, The love of the Well Digger father for his grandson overcomes all and his daughter is able to marry her lover with the approval of all concerned.

The scenery and costumes come together to set the scene perfectly. For those with a working knowledge of French the Provencal accent is most attractive, with the reassurance of subtitles available as a backup.

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It could only be French - The Well Digger's Daughter review by DJ

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Without getting too deep into the meaning of the film and what it tries to tell you about family drama , what you certainly get is a film which carries you to old Provence and its traditions. Its well told story line of love lost , but the beauty of the film is that you become lost in old Provence yourself. A must for lovers of this era and region. Recommended

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A great portrayal of traditional Provence - The Well Digger's Daughter review by PS

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A well-crafted film with very good performances from the actors, particularly Daniel Auteuil. It was wonderful to experience rural life and traditions.

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