Jean de Florette Poster

Release Date: 1986

PG|2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary
In this acclaimed French drama, the enterprising Ugolin Soubeyran (Daniel Auteuil) returns to his native countryside after the serving in the military. Intent on growing expensive flowers, he conspires with his uncle, Cesar (Yves Montand), to gain access to a hidden spring on a neighboring property. When their initial attempt to buy the land fails, they must contend with Jean de Florette (Gérard Depardieu), who arrives with his family to work the coveted plot and turn it into a profitable farm.

Cast: Yves Montand, Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Elisabeth Depardieu, Ernestine Mazurowna, Marcel Champel, Armand Meffre, Margarita Lozano

Director: Claude Berri

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Films A2, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, DD Productions

Keywords: France, Rivalry, Spirited, Emotional, Competition, Intense, Melodramatic, Underdog, Deception

Awards

Winner Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Make-Up Artist
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Foreign Language Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film