A-Z French film titles

manon des sources, berri

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Ugolin is successfully producing carnations for market thanks to having access to a reliable water supply.  His uncle wants him to marry to keep the Soubeyran line going and Ugolin falls hopelessly in love with Manon, the daughter of Jean de Florette whom the two men had inadvertently killed by blocking his water supply.

When Manon who is a goat herd in the hills above the village accidentally overhears a conversation revealing the Soubeyran's guilty secret, all hell is let loose.  This tragedy is beautiful to watch and very sentimental with a twist at the end which is harrowing.

This film has been a popular subject of study since it came out and is timeless in its appeal.


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Manon des sources-versions

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  • Detailed summary of film with verbs gapped (infinitives given)
  • Comprehensive questions on each scene
  • Character study guide with wide range of adjectives


  • Multi-tense practice tool
  • A-factor builds in practice of more complex structures
  • Direct-indirect speech exercise encourages reported speech


  • Matching quotations to themes to prepare for paragraphing
  • Essay planning guide including template
  • Essay plan and sample essay


  • Examplar scenes analysed
  • Scene analysis template


Mark schemes are provided for:

  • the gapped summary
  • character guide
  • multi-tense exercise
  • A-factor
  • direct-indirect speech exercise
  • themes exercise

Answers are NOT given for the questions which are intended to elicit an individual response.


English subtitles

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