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My Afternoons with Margueritte

6.5
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Original title
La tête en friche
Year
Running time
82 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Jean Becker, Jean-Loup Dabadie (Book: Marie-Sabine Roger)
Music
Laurent Voulzy
Cinematography
Arthur Cloquet
Cast
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Producer
ICE3 / K.J.B. Production / France 3 Cinéma / Studio Canal / DD Productions
Genre
Drama. Comedy | Friendship. Old Age
Synopsis / Plot
It's the story of one of those improbable encounters that can change the course of one's life: the encounter, in a small public garden, between Germain, fifty and barely literate, and Marguerite, a little old lady passionate about reading. Forty years and 220 pounds separate them. One day, purely by chance, Germain sits down beside Marguerite. She'll go on to read aloud extracts from novels and thereby allow him to discover the magic of books, from which Germain imagined he was excluded for life. Until then, his family circle and drinking buddies took him for an idiot; stupidity will now change places! But Marguerite is losing her sight. For the love of this charming, mischievous and caring grandmother, Germain will teach himself and show her that he's capable of reading aloud to her when she is no longer able to do so herself.
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