My Afternoons with Margueritte (2011)

My Afternoons with Margueritte
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 26mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Comedy, Foreign
Keywords friendship, literature, mother/son, novel, transformation
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Gérard Depardieu Actor Germain Chazes 1 1000001
Gisele Casadesus Actor Margueritte 1 1000002
François-Xavier Demaison Actor Gardini 1 1000003
Maurane Actor Francine 1 1000004
Patrick Bouchitey Actor Landremont 1 1000005
Sophie Guillemin Actor Annette 1 1000006
Jean-Francois Stevenin Actor Jojo 1 1000007
Anne Le Guernec Actor The Young Mother 1 1000008
Claire Maurier Actor the Mother 1 1000009
Mélanie Bernier Actor Stéphanie 1 1000010
Bruno Ricci Actor Marco 1 1000011
Jean Becker Director n/a 2 2000001
Louis Becker Producer n/a 3 3000001
Bernard Bolzinger Producer n/a 3 3000002
Jean-Loup Dabadie Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000001
Jean Becker Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Marie-Sabine Roger Source Material (from novel: "La tête en friche") 120786 4000003
Bernard Bolzinger Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Arthur Cloquet Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jacques Witta Editor n/a 172 7000001
Laurent Voulzy Music n/a 120781 8000001
Thérèse Ripaud Set Designer n/a 202 9000001
Annie Perier Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Jacques Pibarot Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Synopsis
Germain lives in the French village where he was born. The semi-literate, middle-aged man lives in a trailer on his mother's front lawn and is the ultimate underachiever. But in spite of ridicule from his friends and his unhealthy relationship with his mother, he does not complain about his life and enjoys taking care of his vegetable patch, carving wooden figurines, and feeding the pigeons in the park. At the park, he meets Margueritte, a kind old woman who loves literature. Germain begins to meet regularly with Margueritte and she reads the great French novels to him. Eventually, her enthusiasm for life and books give Germain a new lease on life and the courage to change his circumstances.
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