My Afternoons with Margueritte

My Afternoons with Margueritte Trailers

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Original title La tête en friche
Category Drama, Comedy
UK Release Date
Production year 2010
Production Country
Directors Jean Becker
Cast Lyes Salem, Matthieu Dahan, Jérôme Deschamps, Régis Laspalès, Mélanie Bernier, François-Xavier Demaison, Anne Le Guernec, Jean-François Stévenin, Gisèle Casadesus, Patrick Bouchitey, Claire Maurier, Bruno Ricci, Maurane, Sophie Guillemin, Gérard Depardieu
Distributor Picturehouse Entertainment

Synopsis

From the director who brought us CONVERSATIONS WITH MY GARDENER, this is the uplifting story of one of those chance encounters that can radically change the course of your life. Germain (Depardieu) is a large, unmarried and almost illiterate man in his fifties. Margueritte is a tiny elderly woman with a passion for the written word. The only thing the two have in common is a shared fondness for pigeons. When Germain happens to sit beside Margueritte on a park bench and she reads him extracts from her novels, an unlikely friendship develops. Under Margueritte's tutelage, Germain discovers a love of literature and with it, a wisdom that confounds his friends at the bistro, who have always treated him like an idiot. As Margueritte begins to lose her eyesight, Germain sees an opportunity to use his love for this sweet and mischievous grandma to improve both his own life and hers.