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The Well Digger's Daughter is a french film of genre Drama directed by Daniel Auteuil released in USA on 20 july 2011 with Daniel Auteuil

The Well Digger's Daughter (2011)

La Fille du puisatier

The Well Digger's Daughter
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Released in USA 20 july 2011
Length 1h47
Directed by
OriginFrance
Genres Drama,    Comedy,    Comedy-drama,    Romantic comedy,    Romance
Rating69% 3.4964153.4964153.4964153.4964153.496415

The Well-Digger's Daughter (French: La Fille du puisatier) is a 2011 French romantic drama film. Daniel Auteuil makes his directorial debut as he stars alongside Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Kad Merad, Sabine Azéma, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, and Nicolas Duvauchelle.

The screenplay by Auteuil is based on the 1940 French film of the same name written and directed by Marcel Pagnol.

Synopsis

Jacques Mazel, the son of a wealthy merchant, and Patricia Amoretti, daughter of a well-digger, live in a small village in the Provence region of France while Europe is at the brink of World War I. She has just turned 18 and is smitten with the handsome Jacques when he carries her across a stream to bring lunch to her father who is digging a well. After their second encounter Jacques, a French Air Force pilot, is unexpectedly reassigned. He must leave immediately to replace a pilot who recently broke his leg. Because he cannot meet Patricia as planned the next morning, he leaves an explanatory letter for her but his overly protective mother burns the letter. Patricia concludes Jacques rejected her because they come from different social classes. Later, Patricia discovers that Jacques has left her with child. The parents of Jacques reject the idea that their son conceived a child out of wedlock and refuse to acknowledge the baby. Her father, who had idolized her, sends Patricia to live with his sister in another village to spare his four other daughters from learning of the illegitimate child. Patricia declines an offer of marriage from her father's friend, Félipe, partly because her younger sister, Amanda, has a crush on him. Eventually, Jacques, who was thought to have been shot down by the Germans, returns from a POW camp and learns he has a son.

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