Rated NR · 107 minutes · 2011

The rural France in Daniel Auteuil’s The Well Digger’s Daughter looks and feels much older than the 1940 it projects. Auteuil plays a single father of six whose eldest—the titular daughter—could hold the key to better fortunes for the family. He would like to marry his daughter off to a financially stable, middle-aged co-worker, but Patricia (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) has fallen in love with a pilot who has been called into active duty … and left her behind with his unborn child. The look inside the cultural mores sets the boundaries, and Auteuil’s performance and script (based on a book and film by French icon Marcel Pagnol) are the touchstones for a story and movie that would be pretty disposable without them.

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Official Site: welldiggersdaughter.com
Director: Daniel Auteuil
Producer: Alain Sarde
Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Kad Merad, Sabine Azéma, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Marie-Anne Chazel, Emilie Cazenave, Coline Bosso, Chloé Malarde, Brune Coustellier and Ilona Porte


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