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The first of two films (with "Manon of the Spring") based on Marcel Pagnol's novel. A single spring in drought-ridden Provence, France is blocked by two scheming countrymen (Montand and Auteuil). They await the imminent failure of the farm nearby, inherited by a city-born hunchback, whose chances for survival fade without water for his crops. A devastating story with a heartrending performance by Depardieu as the hunchback. Lauded and awarded; in French with English subtitles.

Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com

Available on Running time 122 minutes. Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Books to Film: Marcel Pagnol, Farm Livin'
Screenplay
Claude Berri, Gerard Brach
Cast
Gerard Depardieu, Yves Montand, Daniel Auteuil, Elisabeth Depardieu, Ernestine Mazurowna, Margarita Lozano, Armand Meffre
Cinematography
Bruno Nuytten
Director
Claude Berri
Music
Jean-Claude Petit
Producer
Pierre Grunstein, Orion Pictures

Awards

British Acad. 1987: Adapt. Screenplay, Film, Support. Actor (Auteuil); Cesar 1987: Actor (Auteuil), Support. Actress (Beart).

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