La Tête en Friche Poster

Release Date: September 16th, 2011

DVD Release Date: June 19th, 2012

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 22 min

Plot Summary
In a film based on Marie-Sabine Roger's book, Margueritte (Gisèle Casadesus) is a 95-year-old woman whose greatest joy in life is a good book. So the residents of her rural French village are stunned when she strikes up a conversation with the sweet German oaf Germain (Gérard Depardieu), who is virtually illiterate. But, as their odd friendship blossoms, Margueritte shares her passion with Germain, teaching him as she reads aloud. And when her eyes begin to fail, Germain returns the favor.

Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Gisèle Casadesus, Maurane , Patrick Bouchitey, Jean-François Stévenin, François-Xavier Demaison, Claire Maurier, Sophie Guillemin

Director: Jean Becker

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Cohen Media Group

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Depardieu's days as a leading man might be over, but he has a bright future in quirky roles like Germain. show more

  • An appealing coming-of-middle-age comedy, My Afternoons With Margueritte exhibits a pleasantly light touch even when dealing with some fairly weighty issues. show more

  • Casadesus infuses Margueritte with a lilting quality, underscored by the sadness of someone who knows she is the last person standing and inhabits an alien world. show more

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