Lunchtime Movie Review

Manon of the Spring (1986) Manon des Sources

Episode #105

Orion Classics released Manon des Sources on December 4, 1987. Claude Berri directed the film starring Yves Montand, Emmanuelle Béart, and Daniel Auteuil.

‘Manon des Sources’ Movie Summary

Out in a rural French village, an old man lives on a farm with his only remaining relative. The two men are successful flower growers using water from a spring on an adjoining but vacant property they now own. The grown-up daughter of the previous owner still lives in the hills as a goatherd. She has come to learn that not only did these two men know the existence of the spring when her father was desperately trying to water his crops, but the entire town knew as well, and never said a word. After an accident with one of the goats leads her to the source of the spring, she finds she can exact her revenge on the entire town.

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Orion Classics released Manon des Sources on December 4, 1987. Claude Berri directed the film starring Yves Montand, Emmanuelle Béart, and Daniel Auteuil.

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5 years ago

When will another foreign language film be reviewed? It’s been a long time.

5 years ago
Reply to  Eddie

Shane A and I plan to review 1949’s Bitter Rice on Noirsville next year. I also have been wanting to review 2011’s The Intouchables on Movie House Concessions. 1956’s Four Bags Full will show up on the Golden Age of the Silver Screen, and although it’s in English, the Spaghetti Western Once Upon a Time in the West will be reviewed on Movie House Memories in February.

5 years ago
Reply to  MHMChris

Once upon a time in the west is one of my favorite films. Did you pick it? I’ve never heard of the other films except intouchables(there is a remake with Kevin hart coming out next year)

5 years ago
Reply to  Eddie

Yes, I picked that one; top 20 film of all time for me. I love the opening scene at the train station. You can’t beat it.

Bitter Rice is an Italian noir about two criminals who work a rice field to avoid the cops. Four Bags Full is a French comedy where 2 guys walk Paris at night during WWII occupation to deliver black market meat and the German police catch them.

Bitter Rice is a Criterion film so it’s available to get. Four Bags Full is harder to come by.

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