I really enjoyed this film- it's a really poignant one-sided love story that's painful to watch. But it's not like an annoying soap-opera, it has an original storyline and explores a much more complex relationship.
Poetic, endearing, heartbreaking. the second part of Jean de Florette's tragedy deals with the consequences of the greed and hypocresy shown among the villagers in the first part and how it affects their lives. Some surprising things come up as well. I never thought that not only the characters, but myself as well, would all be changing our indignation and contempt for forgiveness.
Didn't expect that second part would be so great. Verdi's overture played with harmonica says it all about the tragic destinies of movie's characters. Thank you, Claude Berri, for the greatest French epic.