The timeless story continues with the late Jean de Florette's daughter Manon (Emmanuelle Beart), now grown up into a beautiful and free-spirited young shepherdess on her father's Provence farm. But when she finally learns the tragic truth behind her father's death, Manon plots her revenge on the dim-witted Ugolin (Daniel Auteuil) and the scheming Le Papet (Yves Montand).
As good as the First
- Manon of the Spring review by CP Customer
This film is as good as the first in the duo. (Jean de Florette). I was concerned that it may not be as good because Gerard Depardieu did not feature in it as he did in the first, but that turned out to be no so. Although the plot seemed a bit predictable, it did not bother me as the film remained gripping
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Superb, but do watch Jean de Florette first!
- Manon of the Spring review by JC
These are really two parts of the same story. Beautifully filmed, the two together have a timeless quality, something like Shakespeare or Greek tragedy. Tragedy yes, but hugely enjoyable and satisfying in its ultimate conclusion.