Movies like Manon of the Spring

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Manon of the Spring
Original name: Manon des Sources
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his death years earlier.
Style: atmospheric, touching, twists and turns, gloomy, serious, dramatic, stylized, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, uncover truth, french, tragedy, haunted by the past, village, life & death, greed, loneliness, countryside, mentor, storytelling, death, secrets, beautiful scenery, childhood, provence, art, romance, justice, redemption, culture clash, couple relations, runaway ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, serious, realistic and reflective films with plots about mentor, culture clash, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, runaway and loneliness mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Manon of the Spring: Jean de Florette (1986), A River Runs Through It (1992), Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001), Time Out (2001), Ponette (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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