In a rural French village, an old man and his only remaining relative cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property. They need its spring water for growing their flowers, and are dismayed to hear that the man who has inherited it is moving in. They block up the spring and watch as their new neighbour tries to keep his crops watered from wells far afield through the hot summer. Though they see his desperate efforts are breaking his health and his wife and daughter's hearts, they think only of getting the water.

  1. Claude Berri

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Marcel Pagnol


Top Billed Cast

  1. Yves Montand

    Yves Montand

    Cesar Soubeyran

  2. Gérard Depardieu

    Gérard Depardieu

    Jean de Florette

  3. Daniel Auteuil

    Daniel Auteuil


  4. Elisabeth Depardieu

    Elisabeth Depardieu

    Aimée Cadoret

  5. Margarita Lozano

    Margarita Lozano


Full Cast & Crew

Jean de Florette
Jean de Florette



Status Released

Release Information

  • August 27, 1986


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language French

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget $4,940,939.00

Revenue -

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