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6 June 2007 (France) See more »
A successful artist, weary of Parisian life and on the verge of divorce, returns to the country to live in his childhood house... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A Parisian artist returns to his roots and finds himself through an old friend. See more (13 total) »


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Daniel Auteuil ... Le peintre dit Dupinceau

Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Le jardinier Léo dit Dujardin
Fanny Cottençon ... Hélène

Alexia Barlier ... Magda

Hiam Abbass ... La femme du jardinier

Élodie Navarre ... 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
Elric Thomas ... Le dentiste (as Eric Thomas)
Mickey Dedaj ... Ambulancier 1 (as Micky Dedaj)
Stephane Kordylas ... Ambulancier 2 (as Stéphane Kordylas)
Brigitte Masure ... Infirmière
Luce Bekistan ... Femme 1
Isabelle Doyen ... Femme 2
Nadine Chabrier ... Femme 3 (as Nadyne Chabrier)
Jemmy Walker ... Femme 4 (as Jemmy Walker Visioli)
Laurent Boismaré ... Guy Stefanini, le gendre
Pierre Tourette ... Le prof de gym
Domenico Boasso ... Bardagaud
Maxence Fayard ... Le peintre - adolescent
Maxime Pichot-Pierre ... Le jardinier - adolescent
Jean-Paul Guillermin ... Deruzeau
Jean-Baptiste Courtial ... Le petit Charles
Georges Rotival ... Poileau
Bérénice Guillou ... La fille au gâteau
Jean Sibille ... Le patron hôtel Nice
Frédéric Lodéon ... Voix radio (voice)

Directed by
Jean Becker 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean Becker 
Jean Cosmos  screenplay and dialogue
Henri Cueco  novel
Jacques Monnet 

Produced by
Louis Becker .... producer
Cinematography by
Jean-Marie Dreujou (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jacques Witta 
Casting by
Maguy Aimé 
Sylvia Chiflet-Allegre  (as Sylvia Allegre)
Production Design by
Thérèse Ripaud 
Set Decoration by
Frédérique Hurpeau (head set decorator)
Costume Design by
Annie Périer  (as Annie Périer Bertaux)
Makeup Department
Laurent Bozzi .... hair stylist
Joël Lavau .... key makeup artist
Alain Luzy .... makeup artist: Nice
Production Management
Bernard Bolzinger .... production manager
Olivier Coquillon .... unit production manager: Nice
Matthieu Dubois .... assistant unit manager
Claire Langmann .... unit production manager
Guillaume Parent .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
André Cavaillé .... second assistant director
Denis Imbert .... first assistant director
Louis-Julien Petit .... assistant director (as Julien Petit)
Mélanie Ravot .... trainee assistant director
Art Department
Laurent Desaleux .... property master
Michel Doré .... storyboard artist
Pierre Garapon .... constructor: Nice
Pascaline Pitiot .... green/assistant art director
Simon Reynaud .... assistant set decorator
Sound Department
François Domerc .... boom operator
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
François Groult .... sound mixer
Vincent Montrobert .... sound editor
Johann Nallet .... sound recordist
Jacques Pibarot .... sound
Jean-Alexandre Villemer .... sound recordist
Christophe Vingtrinier .... foley engineer
Christophe Vingtrinier .... post-synch mixer
Visual Effects by
Pascal Laurent .... visual effects supervisor
Fred Roz .... titles
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Marcel Buc .... electrician: Nice
Arthur Chassaing .... assistant camera
Patrick de Ranter .... Steadicam operator
Patrick de Ranter .... camera operator
Nicolas Dollander .... camera operator: "b" camera / steadicam operator
Denis Garnier .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chloe Bartonio .... wardrobe
Sandrine Bernard .... costume supervisor
Aurélie Morille .... trainee (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Nicolas Criqui .... digital conformation
Philippe Reinaudo .... digital intermediate technical director
Philippe Tourret .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Ahmet Gülbay .... music by
Other crew
Florian Bonnichon .... travelling car
Jean-Claude Bonnichon .... travelling car
Marc Bourguignon .... technical advisor: fishing
Amélie Bérard .... script supervisor
Christophe Jarosz .... assistant location manager
Romeo Julien .... avid conformation
Andrew P. Kirkham .... dvd producer [gb]
Jules Prat .... trainee script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dialogue avec mon jardinier" - France (original title)
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109 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:0 | Netherlands:AL | Portugal:M/12 | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Spain:T | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A

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10 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
A Parisian artist returns to his roots and finds himself through an old friend., 22 July 2007
Author: sebrenaud from United States

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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