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La tête en friche ()


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

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Germain Chazes
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Margueritte Vandeveld
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Francine
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Annette
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Landremont - le garagiste
Jean-François Stévenin ...
Jojo dit The Cook
Claire Maurier ...
Jacqueline Chazes - La mère de Germain
Anne Le Guernec ...
Jacqueline Chazes jeune
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Marco
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Youssef - le serveur
Matthieu Dahan ...
Julien
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Jean-Michel Gardini dit Jean-Mi
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Monsieur Bayle - L'instituteur
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Le neveu de Margueritte
Jérôme Deschamps ...
Le maire
Jean-Luc Porraz ...
Le notaire
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Stéphanie
Sylvia Chiflet-Allegre ...
Une cliente au marché (as Sylvia Allegre)
Gilles Détroit ...
Dévallée
Bernard Bolzinger ...
L'homme du marché
Amandine Chauveau ...
La mère jeune
Hélène Coulon ...
La bibliothécaire
Guillaume Ferrand ...
Le militaire
Mahé Frot ...
La femme à l'ordinateur
Véronique Hervouet ...
L'employée de la supérette
Lucie Loue ...
La jeune femme des Peupliers
Salah Teskouk ...
Le vieil Arabe
Johanna van der Bruggen ...
La femme à l'accueil de la maison de retraite
Florian Yven ...
Germain Chazes enfantenfant
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Hair stylist (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jean Becker

Written by

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Jean Becker ... (screenplay)
 
Jean-Loup Dabadie ... (screenplay)
 
Marie-Sabine Roger ... (book)

Produced by

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Louis Becker ... producer
Gérard Depardieu ... executive producer (uncredited)

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Laurent Voulzy

Cinematography by

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Arthur Cloquet

Film Editing by

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Jacques Witta

Editorial Department

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Clara Bouffartigue ... first assistant editor
Myriam Coën ... digital conformation
Sophia Del-Vecchio ... digital conformation
Philippe Tourret ... post-production coordinator

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Colomba Falcucci

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Thérèse Ripaud

Costume Design by

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Annie Périer

Makeup Department

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Olivier Afonso ... special makeup effects artist
Christophe Chevallier ... key hair stylist
Turid Follvik ... key makeup artist
Nicolas Herlin ... special makeup effects artist
Frédéric Lainé ... special makeup effects artist
Emmanuel Pitois ... key special effects makeup and prosthetics

Production Management

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Claire Langmann ... unit production manager
Guillaume Parent ... post-production supervisor
Augustin Werkoff ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Denis Imbert ... first assistant director
Félicie Leguay ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Francois Poublan ... stand-by props

Sound Department

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Julien Bourdeau ... assistant sound editor
Joseph de Laâge ... boom operator (as Joseph de Laage)
Carl Goetgheluck ... re-recording mixer
François Groult ... re-recording mixer
Vincent Montrobert ... sound editor
Jacques Pibarot ... sound engineer
Samuel Rouillard ... sound assistant

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Olivier Afonso ... special effects
Daniel Lenoir ... special effects: rain

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Olivier Veau ... digital compositor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Berto ... camera operator (as Gilbert Lecluyse)
Patrick de Ranter ... additional camera operator
Nathalie Eno ... still photographer
Vivien Jouhannaud ... grip
Laurent Mengolli ... grip
Nicolas Pasquet ... additional grip
Maguelonne Pochon ... second assistant camera
Philippe Porte ... gaffer
Alexis Robin ... video assistant
Philippe Wegiel ... electrician

Casting Department

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Marie-France Michel ... child casting
Peggy Pasquerault ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Chloe Bartonio ... set costumer
Valérie Le Hello ... costumer

Music Department

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Stéphane Briand ... score engineer / score mixer
Anne Grassin ... musician: violin
Laurent Voulzy ... musician: guitar

Script and Continuity Department

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Amélie Bérard ... script supervisor
Raphaelle Gassot ... script supervisor assistant

Additional Crew

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Guillemette Guyot ... assistant administrator
Grégoory Malheiro ... press attache
Katia Parlow ... production assistant
Michael Saludo ... film commissioner
Dominique Segall ... press attache
Braz Dos Santos Stéphanie ... production assistant

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Plot Summary

The prolific and beloved actor Gérard Depardieu stars as a simple semi-literate gardener coming from a harsh past when a chance friendship with a fragile sophisticated well-read old woman draws him into a much gentler environment where he remembers every word. Makes you think of Forrest Gump a la française. His girlfriend does not understand what is happening and his friends laugh at him. Written by berthine

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Also Known As
  • My Afternoons with Margueritte (Canada, English title)
  • My Afternoons with Margueritte (World-wide, English title)
  • Das Labyrinth der Wörter (Germany)
  • Mis tardes con Margueritte (Spain)
  • Моите следобеди с Маргьорит (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 82 min
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Trivia French visa # 123205. See more »
Goofs While Germain studies his dictionary, his cat lying on the table changes position instantly between several shots. See more »
Soundtracks La chanson de Germain See more »
Quotes Germain Chazes: It's not a typical love affair, but love and tenderness, both are there. Named after a daisy, she lived amongst words, surrounded by adjectives in green fields of verbs. Some force you yield to. But she, with soft art, passed through my hard shield and into my heart. Not always are love stories just made of love. Sometimes love is not named but it's love just the same. This is not a typical love affair I met her on a bench in my local square. She made a little stir, tiny like a bird with her gentle feathers. She was surrounded by words, some as common as myself. She gave me books, two or three Their pages have come alive for me. Don't die now, you've still got time, just wait It's not the hour, my little flower Give me some more of you. More of the life in you Wait Not always are stories just made of love Sometimes love is not named. But it's love just the same.
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