Great story telling on a grand scale. Yves Montand is just terrific. It takes a while to get to the conclusion, across two movies, but it is worth it.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis:
onclusion of the story begun in JEAN DE FLORETTE resumes with Manon, now a beautiful, free-spirited young shepherdess, learning the truth behind her father's death, and plotting her revenge on the pathetic Auteuil and the scheming Montand. Berri spins his story slowly, deliberately, savoring every moment leading to the unexpected conclusion. Only thing missing in this second half is the strong presence of Gérard Depardieu. Technovision.