Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Well Digger's Daughter

I'm sorry to report that "The Well Digger's Daughter" is no "Jean de Florette" or "Manon des Sources." It's a big snooze. Director-star Daniel Auteuil puts some pretty pictures of Provence on the screen, but underlines them with such a blaring score, you can't enjoy them in peace. There are some nice supporting turns by the two men who vie for the affections of Auteuil's daughter, but she has no charisma whatsoever, and Auteuil, giving himself the lead, hams his way from here to Marseille.

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