Manon des Sources (Manon of the Spring) (Jean de Florette II )
Manon des Sources (Manon of the Spring) (Jean de Florette II ) (1986)

Manon of the Spring (Manon des Sources) has also been released as Jean de Florette II in the US, as it is a sequel to Claude Berri's Jean de Florette. Both films are drawn from the same source: Filmmaker/novelist Marcel Pagnol's… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 23, 2001
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Berri also remains a boringly uninteresting director, dotting every i and crossing every t with nothing much on his mind but platitude.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

The acting, from that of the four major stars to the numerous supporting cast members, is without flaw.

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Gavin Bainbridge
Empire Magazine

Another aching heartbreaker of a film by Berri that absorbs and rewards the audience for sticking with Manon on her sun-beaten quest.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Berri is unable to overcome the inherent feebleness of the Manon character, here played ineffectually by the lovely and talented Emmanuelle Beart.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The movie is stuffed with cues for arias that are never heard.

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Film4

Wonderful and unforgettable.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

There is a satisfying symmetry to events, with Manon able to take her revenge on the Soubeyrans.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

All of this takes place with the implacable pace of a Greek tragedy.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Like its predecessor, Manon of the Spring is filled with marvelous photography, gorgeous rolling landscapes, and spectacular performances.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Raves for the prior film, Jean de Florette. This film, however, is bizarre and unsettling. Story is nowhere near as brilliantly conceived or beautiful. Seems… More
John Ballantine
Out of the tragedy of Jean de Florette comes the redemption of the next generation in Manon of the Spring. This work is exquisite and the two films represent… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Poetic, endearing, heartbreaking. the second part of Jean de Florette's tragedy deals with the consequences of the greed and hypocresy shown among the… More
Doctor Strangeblog
Simple story masterfully told, <i>Manon</i> is the sequel to <i>Jean de Florette</i> in which the reclusive daughter of the hunchback… More
David Ladd
In this sequel to `Jean de Florette', ten years have passed. Jean's daughter, Manon, has been living in the area near where her father died, she has… More
hawk ledge
Revenge, love, and shocking irony highlight this sequel to Jean de Florette. Though deeply tragic, the story unfolds with charm, wit, and high spirits.… More