Jean de Florette

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Jean de Florette

based on novel or book provence avarice battle for power source neighbor spring (water)

Jean de Florette

Release Date: August 27, 1986

Year    :   1986
Slogan    :   «For some men, land and water are more precious than flesh and blood.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   DD Productions, Films A2, Renn Productions, AMLF, RAI, TSR
Director    :   Claude Berri
Producers    :   Alain Poiré, Pierre Grunstein
Writers    :   Gérard Brach, Claude Berri, Marcel Pagnol
RunTime    :   120 mins.
Budget    :   4940939

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, and are dismayed to hear that 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.

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