The Well-Digger’s Daughter (2011)

The Well-Digger’s Daughter was released on DVD on December 26, 2012
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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 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. His 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), the film captures all the warmth and humanist spirit of Pagnol’s original work.

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US DVD Release Date December 26, 2012
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
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Complete Movie Details

Run time 107 min
Theater Release Date July 20, 2012
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date December 26, 2012
Actors Daniel Auteuil, Kad Merad, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Sabine Azéma, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Emilie Cazenave, Coline Bosso
Directed by Daniel Auteuil
Studio Kino Lorber
MPAA Not-Rated (Not Rated)
Gross $385,406
Genre(s) Drama, Romance
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