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Synopsis: Adapted from the beloved French film and novel by Marcel Pagnol, ‘The Well-Digger’s Daughter’ tells the sweeping saga of single father and well-digger Pascal Amoretti (Daniel Auteuil) who is raising a small army of young girls in the Provençal countryside. When his poor teenage daughter Patricia (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) falls in love with the rich and dashing air force pilot Jacques (Nicolas Duvauchelle) and begins an illicit affair, she puts the family’s reputation at risk.

After Jacques is called into duty, Pascal has to make a heart-wrenching decision about the fate of his wayward child.

Genre

Drama Romance

Rated

NR

Language

French

Run Time

107 min minutes

Subtitles

English

Starring

Astrid Bergès-Frisbey (Patricia Amoretti)
Daniel Auteuil (Pascal Amoretti)
Jean-Pierre Darroussin (M. Mazel)
Kad Merad (Felipe Rambert)
Nicolas Duvauchelle (Jacques Mazel)
Sabene Azema (Mme. Mazel)

Directed by

Daniel Auteuil

Produced by

Alain Sarde

Edited by

Joëlle Hache

Composer

Alexandre Desplat

Production Designer

Bernard Vézat

Awards

World Soundtrack Awards - Belgium - 2011

Soundtrack Composer of the Year (Alexandre Desplat)

Quotes

It's a light lunch with an old friend whom it's good to see again. - Tom Long , Detroit News

To call "The Well Digger's Daughter" an old-fashioned film is to pay it a compliment. Here is a love story embedded in traditional values. - Roger Ebert , Chicago Sun-Times

Astrid Bergès-Frisbey as Patricia and Jean-Pierre Darroussin are almost enchanting, but it is Auteuil, entering a new career as mature actor-director, whom we want to cheer. - Stanley Kauffmann , The New Republic

Press

Rotten Tomatoes - Certified Fresh! - [Rotten Tomatoes]

Country of Origin

France

Production Year

2011

Official Website

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