POWER AND INTIMACY IN WELLDIGGERS STORY
|Young Lovers get into trouble. Courtesy Photo|
A FLICKER BIT
THE WELL DIGGERS DAUGHTER
This fantastic film is made for lovers. And where else could a story get a tight grip on your emotions? And those places are the real locations in Provence, Aubagne, Salon, and other dramatic locations.
All in all everyone in the film gives amazing performances. The breathtaking cinematography literally takes your breath away. This marvelous French Film brings tears and high emotions to the simple story of boy, who meets a childlike girl. The time is the early years of WW 1 takes place of course in France. That makes sense – but what amazed me was the addition of Italian songs as a backdrop. Of course, I loved the music – who wouldn’t? Also fantastic is the glorious landscapes of trees, sunshine and yes the music was beautiful. Who couldn’t fall in love with that atmosphere?
The young man seduces the young girl. He leaves her behind to go to the war. His parents are rich – her parents are not. He made her pregnant – he was not aware.
I won’t give away the ending. Did he die in a plane crash as they say – or did he come home to the girl that he left behind. There are lots of sub plots in the story. Every bit of it is intriguing. Tears welled up in my eyes – and you will most probably do the same.
This is a wonderful moving, beautiful film with great actors and good direction. The movie is utterly irresistible! You’ll fall in love with the seductive pilot. It’s not hard to see why the innocent young woman falls into his trap. See it on a big screen – or rent a DVD. It’s a “Do Not Miss!”