Jean de Florette

1986

Comedy / Drama

188
IMDb Rating 8 10 23,148

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Gérard Depardieu as Jean-Pierre Le Pelt
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1.09 GB
1280*720
French 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
120 min
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2.24 GB
1920×1080
French 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
120 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by cliffwilliams1 10 / 10 / 10

excellent film

Certainly one of the best examples of French cinema. A searing powerful story of greed, and its effects. All the actors are excellent, Yves Montand is especially heartbreaking. This movie and its sequel are two of the best films of the 1980's. By the way it's about time they were re-released on DVD i want to add them to my collection.I do not understand why such films are released and the go out of print these are important wonderful films that deserve new audiences, and a new generation of admirers. If it is a business decision that they don't create as much revenue as most of the garbage that comes out of Hollywood, they should be ashamed of themselves.

Reviewed by aspreadb 8 / 10 / 10

Escape to a rural idyll from another age

This film captures another world, and makes you a part of it. The acting is superb, the scenery breathtaking, and a huge amount of skill and effort has gone into evoking the heat of summer and the details of village life in a harsh, pre-industrial world. If you cannot stand watching a film in a foreign language, or you only watch films with special effects and non-stop action,then you may find something to object to in this one, but otherwise it is perfection. The story is heart-wrenching, all the characters (both good and bad) demand sympathy, and the story is both credible, and beautifully told. That is the true quality of this film - it tells a simple, gripping story in a way that grips any viewer with a heart from start to finish.

Reviewed by ccthemovieman-1 8 / 10 / 10

Storytelling Keeps You Involved

I'm not quite sure what the appeal is to this movie, but it's definitely there. I've watched this several times in the past 15 years and always got involved with it....and it's companion piece, "Manon of the Spring." If given a choice, I prefer the latter movie, only perhaps because this is a frustrating story, seeing a good man get ruined simply for greed. Both stories are well-done. This tragic tale of two greedy people driving a nice man and his family off their land is not just frustrating but sad, especially since their is no happy ending, with the man dying while trying to salvage his property. The second film is years later when the daughter, now grown up, gets revenge. Gerald Depardieu is the nice guy here, the one we all root for while Yves Montand and Daniel Auteuil are the greedy jerks. These three are famous French actors who always give their audiences good performances. A big plus in this film is the very nice cinematography, which is why I bought this when it first came out on DVD. If the story depresses you at all, go right into the sequel immediately for a more satisfying ending to the whole tale. Both movies were made in 1987. In a nutshell, this is good storytelling.

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