Manon of the Spring (Manon des Sources)
Manon of the Spring (Manon des Sources) (1987)

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: December 4, 1987
DVD Release Date: January 23, 2001
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Critic Score: 80% 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

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

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The Gallic version of peak Merchant Ivory: it really seems like the thing that it is can't help but be awful, and instead it's really great.

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Variety Staff

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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Cole Smithey

[VIDEO ESSAY] "Jean de Florette / Manon des Sources" is an emotionally potent movie whose lush depiction of Provence captures your imagination in such a tangible way that you feel as if you are living there during the period.

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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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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Manon of the Spring loses much of Jean de Florette's intensity ... [but] as a bookend set, these two pictures shouldn't be missed.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
It is frustrating that Manon is such a weak and poorly-written character, which makes her "revenge" feel much less deserved, even though the film… 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
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