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6 June 2007 (France) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Conversation with my Gardener See more (13 total) »

Cast

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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
Jules Prat .... trainee script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Dialogue avec mon jardinier" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
109 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:o.Al. | 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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Quotes:
Le peintre dit Dupinceau:It's been commissioned. I've created a piece of furniture.See more »
Soundtrack:
Concerto pour clarinetteSee more »

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Why "Dialogue avec mon Jardinier 2007", a French film has a poster in German in IMDB
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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Conversation with my Gardener, 7 July 2008
Author: Raj Doctor from Amsterdam, Netherlands

I read about this movie, and so deeply interested about the story line that I had to go and watch this flick. I do not understand French, nor the Dutch sub-titles. What I did was tried to search for sub-titles in English on the internet. Could not find one, so downloaded the sub-titles in Spanish, translated them to English and read the whole script of sub-titles before going for the movie. Surely it did not make much sense, but I depended on my memory to recollect the discussions between the painter and the gardener. Coming back home, I again re-read the sub-title script and recollected the images. That is how I saw and understood the movie. Though silly, that was the only and my way of doing enjoying this masterpiece.

The story is simple – a famous painter Dupinceau (Daniel Auteuil) is fed up with life in Paris and has decided to move back to his village home to paint. He hires a gardener Dujardin (Jean-Pierre Darroussin) who turns out to me school class mate. A whole lifetime has passed from where they started at school – remembering a prank the students played on their teacher's birthday cake. They share their journey of life with each other – through casual talks. The painter and gardener both experts in their fields are unique, in their perception of seeing things and understanding. Both of them become close friends – and with ailing health of gardener, the painter takes him to Paris for treatment. A few years later when the gardener dies, the painter fulfills his wishes by drawing the common things of his gardener's life – to capture those memories of happiness and joys.

The simplicity of plot and the depth of discussion is so appealing that one fills fulfilled by just listening the gardener and painter talk – you wish their talk would never end. This inspiring interest is created by Daniel and Jen-Pierre in living their roles perfectly on screen.

Seventy year old Director Jean Becker, who has also partly written the story takes us through this varied journey of life's mysteries without letting us know that.

The innocent wittiness of gardener's amazement and questions posed to the painter are the highlight of the movie – that bring enlightenment of seeing things differently for painter and also for us.

The background musical score is spare, but wherever it is used, it is effective. There are a few sub-plots, but the movie does not digress from the main theme, and kudos to that track.

The most moving scene for me was when the two friends go for fishing, catch a big fish and then leave it back in the water alive and free again. Wonderful! There are so many dialogues in questions, answers and casual exchanges – that resonate with our souls. The last words of the gardener would ring in our hearts for years – I would like that you painted something that I liked. And in the end - the painter does… A classic, not to be missed – only recommended for those who are willing to know their souls (Stars 7.25 out fo 10)

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