The film, by the way, was Jean De Florette. Here’s the trailer:
It is, by all accounts, an excellent film, but a bunch of high school juniors from Sunnyside, Washington were not exactly the target audience.
“Oh, that poor man lives on a farm somewhere that it doesn’t rain much. That must be awful.”
(Note, the trailer doesn’t really go into a lot of detail about his crops, but a clip available on YouTube shows that he grew corn, marrows, and rabbits. It’s the thirsty rabbits that really stuck in my head.)