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

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 directorial debut, a celebrated remake of the 1940s classic. Auteuil stars as the eponymous well-digger Pascal, 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 Pascal dreams of marrying her off to his loyal friend 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.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Director:

  • Daniel Auteuil

Cast:

  • Daniel Auteuil
  • Kad Merad
  • Sabine Azéma
  • Jean-Pierre Darroussin
  • Nicolas Duvauchelle
  • Emilie Cazenave
  • Marie-Anne Chazel
  • Coline Bosso
  • Chloé Malarde
  • Brune Coustellier

Writers:

  • Daniel Auteuil
  • Marcel Pagnol

Producer:

  • Alain Sarde

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