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Twenty-five years after rising to international acclaim in Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring, Daniel Auteuil returns to the world of novelist and filmmaker Marcel Pagnol, for his first work as director with this celebrated remake of the 1940s classic. Auteuil stars as the eponymous well-digger Pascale, a widower living with his six daughters in the Provence countryside at the start of World War I. Auteuil’s eldest, Patricia (the luminous Astrid Bergès-Frisbey), has returned home from Paris to help raise her sisters, and Pascale dreams of marrying her off to his loyal assistant Felipe (Kad Merad). But when she's impregnated by a wealthy young pilot (Nicolas Duvauchelle) who promptly abandons her for the frontlines, Pascale is left to contend with the consequences. An exquisitely crafted, sun-drenched melodrama, set to a score by Academy Award-nominee Alexandre Desplat (The King's Speech). Beautifully shot in the Provence countryside, the film captures all the warmth and humanist spirit of Pagnol's original work.

“A perfectly packaged kickoff to actor-turned-director Daniel Auteuil’s reboot of four works by Marcel Pagnol, THE WELL-DIGGER’S DAUGHTER (La Fille du puisatier) is a polished, finely acted tale of love and class in the south of France." –The Hollywood Reporter

"The humanist spirit of Gallic novelist-director Marcel Pagnol is alive and well in the old-fashionedly sincere THE WELL-DIGGER’S DAUGHTER… pic reconnects star and debuting scribe-helmer Daniel Auteuil with Pagnol's universe exactly 25 years after his breakthrough role in Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring." -Variety

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2012 (Film Society Lincoln Center)
ColCoa Film Festival 2012
Seattle International Film Festival 2012

The film’s running time is 105 minutes; it is not rated. In French; fully subtitled in English.

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