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A successful artist, weary of Parisian life and on the verge of divorce, returns to the country to live in his childhood house. He needs someone to make a real vegetable garden again out of the wilderness it has become. The gardener happens to be a former schoolfriend. A warm, fruitful conversation starts between the two men... Written by
A Parisian artist returns to his roots and finds himself through an old friend.
I found the movie rather disappointing.
Despite an excellent director and a great cast, the movie doesn't rise above the caricature of what life "should" be in the French countryside.
Auteuil and Daroussin are both struggling with dialogs that sound too poetic to be true. I couldn't help thinking that the "poetic gardener" character is just the idea that Parisian intellectuals have of life outside the capital.
That might also be one of the few movies where Auteuil just doesn't get it right.
If you want to watch a Jean Becker movie, pick any but not this one...
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