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My Afternoons with Margueritte (2010)

La tête en friche (original title)
A semi-literate and lonely odd-job man bonds with a much older and well-read woman.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gisèle Casadesus ...
Maurane ...
Jean-François Stévenin ...
Claire Maurier ...
La mère
Anne Le Guernec ...
La mère jeune
Bruno Ricci ...
Lyès Salem ...
Matthieu Dahan ...
François-Xavier Demaison ...
Régis Laspalès ...
M. Bayle
Jérôme Deschamps ...
Le maire


A semi-literate and lonely odd-job man bonds with a much older and well-read woman.

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16 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mis tardes con Margueritte  »

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wonderful movie
6 May 2011 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie. I went with my husband. We didn't expect anything. On the way to the movies we joked who will be the first to fall asleep. The movie is very relaxing, with nice jokes here and there. After a busy day, it's a perfect treat for stressed people. I studied French years ago and of course don't remember much. The actors spoke rather slowly, so I could easily follow the lines with my lousy French. And it's France, with wine and tomatoes. People socialize in a small local pub. So, you feel as if you were a part of their community. Even though the movie is relaxing, the scenes move forward all the time. It's very entertaining in a quiet fashion. So, enjoy!

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