• Released
  • July 20, 2012
  • NR , 1 hr 47 min
  • Romance
  • 3 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A Frenchman feels torn between honor and his love for his daughter when she gets in trouble.

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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The Well Digger's Daughter is such a success that Auteuil has already been signed to direct three more Pagnol classics, and I eagerly want...
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By Ella Taylor
The Well-Digger's Daughter offers a fervent poem to the region's abundant beauty.
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The Hollywood Reporter

A polished, finely acted tale of love and class in the south of France.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
The Well-Digger's Daughter is perhaps a bit too sentimental. But the performances are so heartfelt that its occasional excesses are easily...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
For lovers of classical French cinema, and I am one, this earthy throwback is a whiff of lavender borne by the bracing winds of the...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The Well-Digger's Daughter pushes a number of nostalgia buttons at once, most of them pleasing.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The Well Digger's Daughter is old-fashioned in the best sense, almost cozy in its conventions.
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Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
Say this for Auteuil: He has a sense of movie history. The closing credits include the equivalent of an Easter egg for lovers of film and...
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Slant Magazine

By Bill Weber
Ultimately comes off as curiously anecdotal, lacking the dramatic dynamism that could give Marcel Pagnol's tale new life.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Like Provence itself, Auteuil is in no hurry to get anywhere, reveling instead in the southern region's brilliant light and whispering...
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Rated NR