History Film / ManonDesSources

29th Jan '16 2:57:03 AM Belphegor
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''Jean de Florette'' and ''Manon des Sources'' (''Manon of the Spring'') are a French movie duology concerning a city man and his family after they inherit a plot of land rich in resources in the French backcountry.

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''Jean de Florette'' and ''Manon des Sources'' (''Manon of the Spring'') are a French movie duology concerning a city man and his family after they inherit a plot of land rich in resources in the French backcountry. \n They are adaptations of Marcel Pagnol's novels of the same name.
31st Oct '15 8:01:11 AM Morgenthaler
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25th Aug '15 6:17:43 PM nanshe
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* {{Tsundere}}: César and Delphine's descriptions of Florette make her sound like a rather complicated example of a Tsundere: by turns, coquettish and cold and never told César that she loved him, though Delphine is firmly of the opinion that she did.
22nd Jan '14 7:42:37 AM Aniuch
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* MeaningfulName: César is named for, well, Caesar. Fitting as he is the patriarch of both the Soubeyran family and Les Bastides Blanches in general.


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** Bonus {{Squick}} in the books, as Ugolin is pushing thirty and Manon is ''fifteen''.
27th Dec '13 9:37:00 AM hullflyer
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* YourSonAllAlong: In the first film, the protagonist wants the titular Jean to sell him his land, and plays many tricks on him to pursuade him to do so. It doesn't help that Jean is the son of his childhood sweetheart Florette, who left him and married another man while he was away at war. In the end, he successfully drives the Jean to his death and takes the land. In the second film Jean's daughter, Manon, takes revenge for her father's death. It is only at the end of this film that the main character discovers that, contrary to what he thought, Jean was not Florette's son by her husband, but his own son, and that he has unwittingly [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone caused the death of his only child]] and [[HeelRealisation been in conflict with his granddaughter!]]

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* YourSonAllAlong: In the first film, the protagonist wants the titular Jean to sell him his land, and plays many tricks on him to pursuade him to do so. It doesn't help that Jean is the son of his childhood sweetheart Florette, who left him and married another man while he was away at war. In the end, he successfully drives the Jean to his death and takes the land. In the second film Jean's daughter, Manon, takes revenge for her father's death. It is only at the end of this film that the main character discovers that, contrary to what he thought, Jean was not Florette's son by her husband, but his own son, and that he has unwittingly [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone caused the death of his only child]] and [[HeelRealisation been in conflict with his granddaughter!]]
27th Dec '13 9:33:27 AM hullflyer
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* DidNotGetTheGirl: César [[spoiler:, though the circumstances for this were not what he first thought.]]

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* DidNotGetTheGirl: César [[spoiler:, though César, [[spoiler:though the circumstances for this were not what he first thought.]]
2nd Jun '13 12:03:58 PM TheJester
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* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "Alive, yes... but a hunchback."]]
25th May '13 11:52:30 AM MacronNotes
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YourSonAllAlong: In the first film, the protagonist wants the titular Jean to sell him his land, and plays many tricks on him to pursuade him to do so. It doesn't help that Jean is the son of his childhood sweetheart Florette, who left him and married another man while he was away at war. In the end, he successfully drives the Jean to his death and takes the land. In the second film Jean's daughter, Manon, takes revenge for her father's death. It is only at the end of this film that the main character discovers that, contrary to what he thought, Jean was not Florette's son by her husband, but his own son, and that he has unwittingly [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone caused the death of his only child]] and [[HeelRealisation been in conflict with his granddaughter!]]
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15th Feb '13 12:48:54 PM morenohijazo
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* HeartInTheWrongPlace: Ugolin becomes a StalkerWithACrush for Manon, and [[WorstAid stitches a discarded hair ribbon directly to his skin]], supposedly over his heart but actually on the left side of his chest. Not that the exact position really matters, [[spoiler:as all it gives him is a revolting infection.]]
3rd Feb '13 1:00:57 AM Umi
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* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: Twice, after a fashion. [[spoiler: As Manon is coming out of the church after her wedding, César is going to the cemetery to visit Ugolin's grave. Later Manon gives birth and César dies shortly after.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: In this case, literally a gunman. [[spoiler: The man sleeping inside the house in ''Jean de Florette'' comes forward to denounce Ugolin and César in ''Manon des Sources''.]]



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Ugolin kills himself when he realizes Manon hates him. César asks some men to help cut him down and to keep it secret, so Ugolin can have a proper burial.]]



* PoorCommunicationKills: A protracted example. César's actions indirectly kill Jean, which he has no problem with [[spoiler: however, he realizes much, much too late that he's killed his own son.]]



* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Ugolin sews one of Manon's ribbons into his own skin, right above his heart as a symbol of his love. He dies of the resulting infection.]]



* TwistEnding: [[spoiler:Manon is César's granddaughter]]

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* TwistEnding: [[spoiler:Manon [[spoiler:Jean was César's son by Florette, who really did love him the whole time. Manon is César's granddaughter]]granddaughter]]
* UglyGuysHotDaughter: The general attitude towards Manon after she grows up. Jean wasn't bad looking, but because he was a hunchback, the villagers considered him ugly.


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* WellIntentionedExtremist: César's actions all stem from the fact that he loves his nephew and wants him to be successful. He just goes way, way too far to make that happen.
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