The Well-Digger's Daughter

  • 1941
  • 2 HR 02 MIN
  • NR
  • Drama

Day becomes pregnant by her aviator lover who promptly goes off to war, leaving her and the child behind with her well-digger father Raimu. Her father is less than compassionate and kicks her out of the house in order to preserve the innocence of his other daughters. Raimu finally comes around and makes peace with his daughter and with the aviator's parents....read more

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Day becomes pregnant by her aviator lover who promptly goes off to war, leaving her and the child behind with her well-digger father Raimu. Her father is less than compassionate and kicks her out of the house in order to preserve the innocence of his other daughters. Raimu finally comes

around and makes peace with his daughter and with the aviator's parents. As theatrical as Pagnol's films sometimes are, THE WELL-DIGGER'S DAUGHTER is surprisingly realistic, especially since it was filmed under the watchful eye of the newly instated Vichy government. Made in 1940, THE WELLDIGGER'S

DAUGHTER was the first film to be completed after France's defeat and the resumption of the French film industry.

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