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Jean de Florette is a 1986 French historical drama film directed by Claude Berri, based on a novel by Marcel Pagnol. It is part of a duology, and serves as a prequel to Manon des Sources. The film takes place in rural Provence, where two local farmers scheme to trick a newcomer out of his newly inherited property. The movie starred three of France's most prominent actors – Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, who won a BAFTA award for his effort, and Yves Montand in one of the last roles before his death.

The movie was shot, together with Manon des Sources, over a period of seven months. At the time the most expensive French movie ever made, it was a great commercial and critical success, both domestically and internationally, and was nominated to eight César awards, and ten BAFTAs. In the long term the films did much to promote the region of Provence as a tourist destination.




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