Top cast Edit. Raimu Pascal Amoretti as Pascal Amoretti. Milly Mathis Nathalie as Nathalie. Charles Blavette Le teinturier as Le teinturier as Blavette. Lucien Callamand Le colonel aviateur as Le colonel aviateur. Liliane Isabelle Amoretti as Isabelle Amoretti. Marcel Pagnol. Weinberg English titles.
More like this. Storyline Edit. Rural well-digger Pascal has a pretty year-old daughter Patricia who grew up in Paris; he dreams of her marrying his middle-aged partner Felipe. But she meets young Jacques Mazel from the village; one thing leads to another, and when both Jacques and Felipe go off to war, she's carrying Jacques's child. Faced with estrangement from her father, denial by Jacques' family, and the news that Jacques himself is missing in action, will Patricia agree to marry Felipe?
The new triumph by the star and director of "The Baker's Wife". Add content advisory. Did you know Edit. Following the liberation of France in , this was replaced with a speech by the Leader of Free France, General Charles de Gaulle , which made no sense in the context of the film. Connections Featured in Les sentiers Marcel Pagnol. Les chemins d'une vie User reviews 5 Review.
Top review. The story goes and one sincerely hopes it is not apocryphal, that having made the pilgrimage to France to meet Raimu, fellow genius Orson Welles began to cry when told by Marcel Pagnol that he was too late as Raimu had died. Raimu was greatly respected by many of the finest actors as well as being adored by the public, the national mourning at his death being equalled only by that of Edith Piaf and Yves Montand.
Outside his native country his fame and reputation rests on his portrayal of Cesar in the marvellous Marseilles trilogy, the last of which was directed by Pagnol and as Aimable in Pagnol's sublimest of films 'The Baker's Wife'.
There was undoubtedly a 'simpatico' between Raimu and Pagnol which enabled him to reach the heights as an actor and although 'The Well-Digger's Daughter' may not be in quite the same league as their other collaborations, his performance as Pascal is stupendous and again allows him to utilise his early comedic experience as well as display the most extraordinary pathos.
The same comments might apply to co-star Fernandel. Although most recognisable internationally as the priest in the Don Camillo series, the five films he made with Pagnol, of which this is the fourth, gifted him his greatest roles and represent his best work by far. As the unmarried mother, a familiar character in Pagnol's films! Her relationship with Pagnol was by all accounts more than just professional and although very touching she does not quite convince as a naive eighteen-year old.
She went on to excel of course in 'Beauty and the Beast'. Pagnol regular Ferdinand Charpin is as always good value and Willy Factorovitch is again behind the camera. Pagnol makes no concessions to the viewer as the piece comes in at just under two and a half hours and definitely comes into the catagory of 'filmed theatre' with no intermission! This article about a comedy-drama film is a stub. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Raimu Fernandel Josette Day.
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Charpin fait des merveilles en boutiquier enrichi. It describes a relationship of the well-diggers daughter and a pilot going off to war. The French is accessible for the advanced reader with little difficulty.
Sep 25, Catherine rated it it was amazing. Charmant, bien entendu. Mais il y a plus chez Pagnol. Feb 28, Christopher rated it it was amazing Shelves: french. La Fille du Puisatier might just be my new favorite Pagnol novel. It's just such a great little story full of fantastic dialogue and plenty of human folly, error, and prejudice, with all concerned hearts turning just in time for and a happy ending.
Could you [I] really ask for anything more? Jul 12, Saad rated it liked it. Jan 09, Mahta Labbafi added it. This book is a story of love, war and dedication. There is also a movie based on this novel. I suggest you to read this novel and watch this movie as well. I very much enjoyed reading it. Bought it in the s but read it after I had seen the movie that as produced by Daniel Auteiul.
Liked both very much. Mar 16, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: french , bibliotheque. Pagnol is the master of the sweet story with brutal emotional involvement. May 12, Florence rated it really liked it. Pagnol's best outside of the 4 from the "Souvenirs d'Enfance" series. Les dialogues sont savoureux. Loved it! Amusing, and well written. Would recommend! Dec 18, Nay rated it it was amazing. This is my favorite French literary fiction book and even movie.
I bought the book after I saw the movie. The Movie follows the book very closely. Aug 24, Bill Keefe rated it really liked it. On leave, Felipe finds out the truth and still proposes. Jacques is reported missing in action, his family refuses to recognize the baby, so Pascal sends Patricia with it to his outcast sister.
Not Rated. Did you know Edit. User reviews 21 Review. Top review. Sweet and funny and beautiful, a very human tale told with love. The Well Digger's Daughter A drama set in the early 20th Century that ends up being about traditions and love and how two different kinds of families come to understand each other. While not a Romeo and Juliet story at all, it has that basic problem when two young people from different social realms fall in love. What keeps this from becoming commonplace is the beauty of it all, including what I would call beautiful acting--heartfelt, nuanced, interesting.
In a way it is the well digger, the dad played by Daniel Autueil who is the main character. He's a familiar face if not name to those who have seen a few French films, and he's wonderful. Though a practical man he digs wells the old fashioned way for a living , he has a sense of dignity and honor that impresses even the rich family whose charming son has seduced the title character. We feel no violation here, just the normal confused crossed-star love issues.
War intrudes, and then the dreaded report from the front, and the families still have to cope together. For reasons you'll see. Marcel Pagnol, the great mid-Century French writer whose story is the basis for this, was also a filmmaker, and you can feel a kind of homage or influence at play here, which adds yet another layer of appreciation. It's also a really funny movie, one of the dramas that is so witty and warm you laugh along with the characters like you would your friends assuming you have funny friends.
I loved the whole experience. If it ends with a feeling like, okay, all is resolved one way or another, I guess that's fine. There is no epiphany here, but rather a sweet slice of life from a provincial time we'd love to never forget. Details Edit. Release date April 20, France. Official Facebook Official site. The Well-Digger's Daughter. Box office Edit. Technical specs Edit. Runtime 1 hour 47 minutes. DTS Dolby Digital. Related news.
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A Frenchman finds himself stuck between honour and his love for his daughter when she gets in trouble with the rich son of a shopkeeper. Fernandel and Raimu in La fille du puisatier (). ComedyDrama. A rural maiden's two suitors go off to war, leaving her pregnant. The Well-Digger's Daughter (French: La Fille du puisatier) is a French Romantic Drama film. Daniel Auteuil makes his directorial debut as he stars.