A beautiful but shy shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her her father’s land caused his death years earlier.
Sequel to the blockbuster Jean de Florette, this rewarding conclusion to the classic French tentpole restores order and offers a pleasant, peaceful pay-off. As our heroine Manon, Emmanuelle Béart delivers a Cesar-winning performance in this, her breakthrough film.
Poetic, endearing, heartbreaking. the second part of Jean de Florette's tragedy deals with the consequences of the greed and hypocresy shown among the villagers in the first part and how it affects their lives. Some surprising things come up as well. I never thought that not only the characters, but myself as well, would all be changing our indignation and contempt for forgiveness.
Didn't expect that second part would be so great. Verdi's overture played with harmonica says it all about the tragic destinies of movie's characters. Thank you, Claude Berri, for the greatest French epic.
Acteurs en Or ! Beauté des paysages, une Manon des sources sublime et sauvageonne, la fin du film est dramatique avec la révélation qui éclate au grand jour du Papet .. L'un des grand classiques du cinéma Français
Manon lacks the dynamique of Jean, the meticulously devised story arc, and a raving Gérard Depardieu, but all that pointed out, Manon can still be regarded as a worthy second part that ends up connecting all the dots of the story in a satisfactory fashion.