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The Girl and the River

L'eau vive

Directed by Francois Villiers
France, 1958


Félix, a prosperous land owner in Haute Provence, will be expropriated because a dam is being built on the River Durance and his estate is to be flooded. He receives 30 million francs in compensation but dies soon after. His only daughter inherits the money but the loot is nowhere to be seen.

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The Girl and the River Directed by Francois Villiers

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

1959 | Winner: Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film

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