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Conversations with My Gardener (2007)
"Dialogue avec mon jardinier" (original title)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  6 June 2007 (France)
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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... See full summary »

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Le peintre dit Dupinceau
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Le jardinier Léo dit Dujardin
Fanny Cottençon ...
Hélène
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Magda
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La femme du jardinier
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Carole
Roger Van Hool ...
Tony
Michel Lagueyrie ...
René
Christian Schiaretti ...
Charles
Jean-Claude Bolle-Reddat ...
Le maire
Bernard Crombey ...
Durieux
Nicolas Vaude ...
Jean-Etienne
Coralie André ...
La vendeuse
Monique Roussel ...
La veuve Juliette
André Lutrand ...
Le père Colin
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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 Guy Bellinger

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Le peintre dit Dupinceau: It's been commissioned. I've created a piece of furniture.
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Concerto pour clarinette
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Sometimes life moves just too fast too see its beauty
9 April 2008 | by (Maastricht, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Internationally known as "Conversations with My Gardener" this film deals with an artist that moves back to his small country side village of birth after living in the hectic and fast paced Paris for a good number of years. He is still married but divorce is on the way and is in desperate need of a change.

Once back on the country side he hires a gardener to work his garden while he works his art and as it turns out the gardener is a childhood friend of his that has been living in the village his whole life. When the two meet again they start reliving old memories and conversing about just about everything and inspiring each other in many ways, both learning something they had long since forgotten.

Beautiful imagery, nice mellow music, realism. But above all, a sparkling unity between the two main characters. With that the film has all the ingredients to be a great film. It falters on only a few spots and IMO the one place where it really fails is by taking a very often used cliché to add some events to the ending that work toward a quicker ending but toward nothing else.

8 out of 10 long talks on a midsummer night


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