Movie The Welldiggers Daughter

Original Title: La Fille du puisatier
Based on the novel by Marcel Pagnol from the academie francaise
Director: Daniel Auteuil
Screenwriter: Daniel Auteuil
Composer: Alexandre Desplat
Producer/s: Alain Sarde
Production: Les Films Alain Sarde, Path
Film Editing by:
Wardrobe: Karin Charpentier, Elsa Le Guichard
Distribution: Pathé
Nationality : France
Genre : Romance
Release Date : 27 April 2011 (France)
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Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Kad Merad, Astrid Berges-frisbey, Sabine Azma, Jean-pierre Darroussin


As she cuts across the fields to take her father his lunch Patricia meets Jacques. She is eighteen, he is twenty-six. She is pretty, with the fine manners of a young lady: he is a fighter pilot and a handsome young man. A full moon will do the rest on their second meeting. There won’t be a third meeting: Jacques is sent to the front.

Patricia ends up pregnant. The boy’s rich parents talk about blackmail.
Patricia and her father, the well-digger, will alone have the joy of welcoming her child. A joy that the Mazels will soon envy and seek to share when Jacques goes missing in action…


Daniel Auteuil ..... Pascal Amoretti
Kad Merad ..... Flipe Rambert
Sabine Azma ..... Mme Mazel
Jean-Pierre Darroussin ..... M. Mazel
Nicolas Duvauchelle ..... Jacques Mazel
Astrid Berges-Frisbey ..... Patricia Amoretti
Emilie Cazenave ..... Amanda
Marie-Anne Chazel ..... Nathalie
Coline Bosso ..... Isabelle
Chlo Malarde ..... Marie
Brune Coustellier ..... Lonore
Ilona Porte ..... Roberte
Jean-Louis Barcelona ..... Clerk
Patrick Bosso ..... The Boy
Franois-Eric Gendron ..... Capitain