The Well-Digger's Daughter

The Well-Digger's Daughter

A father in pre-WWII France is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his saintly daughter when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper. 3.0 out of 5 based on 7 reviews
The Well-Digger's Daughter

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Certificate PG
Genre Romance
Director Daniel Auteuil
Cast Kad Merad, Sabine Azéma, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Nicolas Duvauchelle Daniel Auteuil
Studio Pathe UK
Release Date December 2011
Running Time 107 mins
 

A father in pre-WWII France is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his saintly daughter when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper.

Reviews

Empire Magazine

Angie Errigo

An expert ensemble and assured direction incline to the lighter side of melodrama and the young lovers are pretty, as are the sunny locations.

06/12/2011

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The Evening Standard

Derek Malcolm

Charm is its keynote. It's proof that Pagnol's thoughts on the French countryside and its people are still relevant.

09/12/2011

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

You will need a slightly sweet tooth for this movie, as the ending is a little saccharine – but it is well made and well acted throughout.

08/12/2011

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Time Out

David Jenkins

Looking as if the negative has been dipped in liquid neon to get brightness levels just below the point where sunglasses would be a medical must, Auteuil’s unembellished depiction of the French countryside hardly demonstrates a sharp eye for landscapes. And, in dramatic terms, envelope-pushing this is not.

05/12/2011

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The Times

Kate Muir

Like being force-fed madeleines — all very nostalgic and sun-drenched, but a little too slight and sweet.

09/12/2011

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The Sunday Times

Cosmo Landesman

Instead of stripping away our romanticised middle-class fantasy about French rural life, The Well-Digger’s Daughter indulges it ... it’s a glossy, shiny and somewhat simplistic look at a world full of stock characters.

11/12/2011

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Total Film

Tom Dawson

Those looking to lose themselves in bucolic beauty won’t be disappointed.

28/11/2011

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