The Well Digger's Daughter (La fille du puisatier)

The Well Digger's Daughter (La fille du puisatier)
  • 2011
  • France
  • 1h 47min
  • 12A
  • 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 Daughter

9 Nov 20113 stars

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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