Saturday, July 25, 2015

Jean de Florette (1986) - (Gerard Depardieu) US video poster

Jean de Florette (1986) - (Gerard Depardieu) US video one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US video poster for the 1986 Claude Berri film Jean de Florette based on a novel by Marcel Pagnol with an adaptation by Claude Berri and Gerard Brach and starring Gerard Depardieu as Jean de Florette. In 2010 Empire magazine ranked this film number 60 on its list of the 100 best films of world cinema. Plot summary: After World War I Ugolin Soubeyran [Daniel Auteuil] returns to his village in Provence after completing his military service and greets his uncle Cesar [Yves Montand], then embarks on a project growing carnations further up in the mountains, believing this crop will generate a good income for him at the local market. A big problem arises when Ugolin and Papet decide to try to expand the project by buying the property of a local farmer named Pique-Boufigue, who does not want to sell. Pique-Boufigue is killed in a fight with Ugolin. Jean Cadoret, a descendant of Pique-Boufigue and a hunchback, eventually inherits the property; he is also unwilling to part with it because he wants to support himself there by breeding rabbits; Ugolin calls him Jean de Florette. Jean de Florette, who is unaware of a well on his own property that has been plugged by Ugolin and Papet, must acquire water for his rabbit farm from a distant spring; this proves extremely difficult to do.

Cast and crew: Yves Montand, Gerard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Marcel Pagnol, Claude Berri, Gerard Brach, Elisabeth Depardieu, MargaritaLozano, Ernestine Mazurowna, Armand Meffre, Andre Dupon, Pierre Nougaro, Jean Maurel, Roger Souza, Didier Pain, Pierre-Jean Rippert, Marc Betton, Clement Cal

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