The Well Digger's Daughter (La fille du puisatier)
- 1h 47min
- Directed by: Daniel Auteuil
- Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Nicolas Duvauchelle
- UK release: 9 December 2011
In this remake of Pagnol's 1940 melodrama, Patricia (Frisbey), daughter of Provençal well-digger Pascal (Auteuil), falls for a dashing pilot (Duvauchelle) although her father has other plans. Despite his acclaimed performances in Claude Berri's 1980s Pagnol adaptations, Auteuil plays it safe in his polished but unadventurous directorial debut.
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The Well Digger’s Daughter9 Nov 2011
Beautiful landscapes and convincing performances in polished if unadventurous directorial debut
(PG) 107mins A quarter of a century after his acclaimed performances as the shifty hunchback Ugolin in Claude Berri’s Jean de Florette and its sequel Manon des Sources, French actor Daniel Auteuil plays it safe in his directorial debut with this…
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