Jean De Florette | 1986

Directed by: Claude Berri

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Main Plot

A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell.


  • Yves Montand's character is a rival farmer who conspires to betray and ruin Jean de Florette's farming efforts. Yves Montand
  • Gérard Depardieu's character plays a man who moves to a rural village and tries to farm land with tragic consequences. Gérard Depardieu
  • Daniel Auteuil's character in Jean de Florette is a conniving neighbor who schemes to take over a farmer's land. Daniel Auteuil

Ending Explained

In the ending of Jean de Florette, Ugolin realizes his misdeeds and confronts his guilt over sabotaging Jean's water source. However, it is too late as Jean has died due to the lack of water. Ugolin's remorse deepens when he discovers that Jean's daughter, Manon, has witnessed everything. The film ends with Manon turning the water source back on, symbolizing her determination to avenge her father's death and seek justice.

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Claude Berri Yves Montand Gérard Depardieu Daniel Auteuil