I just finished watching "Manon of the Spring". Despite the lack of similarity in title, "Manon of the Spring" is actually Part 2 of "Jean de Florette". Both movies are beautifully filmed and tell a very good story. Definitely watch Jean de Florette before watching Manon, as the story is set up in the first part. I don't want to reveal the story, as the joy in these movies comes from watching the story unfold. No, the movies aren't anamorphic and they don't feature the latest gee whiz soundtrack and special effects, but they are definitely worth watching if you like movies that tell a story rather than rely on explosions and gimmicks to entertain you. They don't even have any extra features other than a trailer. But the story they tell will keep you involved. I rented both of these from Netflix, so add them to your queue and give them a try if you don't want to buy them. If you like simple quiet movies that tell a good story, I think you'll enjoy these two as much as I did. But remember...watch Jean de Florette first or you won't understand the background of the activities in Manon of the Spring. Enjoy! Steve K.