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Marguerite (2015)

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It is party day at Marguerite Dumont's castle. She sings wholeheartedly, but terribly out of tune. Marguerite has been living her passion in her own bubble, and the hypocrite audience acts as if she was the diva she believes she is.

Director:

Xavier Giannoli

Writers:

Xavier Giannoli, Marcia Romano (collaborating writer)
7 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Frot ... Marguerite Dumont
André Marcon ... Georges Dumont
Michel Fau ... Atos Pezzini
Christa Théret ... Hazel
Denis Mpunga Denis Mpunga ... Madelbos
Sylvain Dieuaide Sylvain Dieuaide ... Lucien Beaumont
Aubert Fenoy Aubert Fenoy ... Kyrill Von Priest
Sophia Leboutte Sophia Leboutte ... Félicité la barbue
Théo Cholbi ... Diego
Astrid Whettnall ... Françoise Bellaire
Vincent Schmitt Vincent Schmitt ... Le médecin
Christian Pereira Christian Pereira ... Militaire récital
Martine Pascal Martine Pascal ... La colonel
Grégoire Strecker Grégoire Strecker ... Michel Aurenbach
Jean-Yves Tual ... Monsieur Taupe
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Storyline

Paris, 1920s. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman, lover of the music and the opera. She loves to sing for her friends, although she's not a good singer. Both her friends and her husband have kept her fantasy. The problem begins when she decides to perform in front of a real audience. Written by Andres Garza

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Taglines:

Cover your ears and open your heart

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief graphic nudity and sexual content, and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The name of the title character is a gallicised form of Margaret Dumont, the dignified lady with the figure of an old-time opera singer who was the foil for the Marx Brothers' gags. See more »

Goofs

In one scene Marguerite sings on an Edison Cylinder recorder, later her recording is played back from a 78 RPM disc record, supposedly the same recording. See more »

Quotes

Félicité la barbue: [Referring to Marguerite] There are only two ways to deal with life: dream it or live it.
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Connections

Referenced in Host Lucie Výborné: Jan Hrebejk (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Duo des Fleurs
from "Lakmé"
Written by Léo Delibes
Performed by Fanny Crouet and Sarah Bloch
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Well made...but overall, rather unpleasant.
17 August 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Marguerite" is a very well crafted French film. It's lovingly filmed and has a lot of wonderful aesthetic qualities. However, it's also a film that ultimately left me dissatisfied as the payoff wasn't at all what I would have anticipated...or enjoyed.

The Baroness Marguerite Dumont has the delusion that she has a beautiful singing voice and she dreams of becoming a world famous opera singer. When the film begins, she does a recital and the audience behave as if she is gifted...but she sounds much like an animal being tortured! Why each of these people go along with the ruse is uncertain but you can only assume many of these folks genuinely like her and don't want to spoil her dream. However, there are also those with hidden motives...such as the husband who is cheating on her as well as the Dadaist artists who believe anti-art and want to provoke audiences to hate her. What's to become of her and her plans of one day doing a giant recital in a real concert hall for the public?

This film seems, at times, like it's trying to be a comedy...albeit a dry one. After all, the name Marguerite Dumont appears to be a nod to the lady who co-starred in so many Marx Brothers films, Margarite Dumont. And, at times it seems like it's all a big joke. But ultimately the film becomes serious and a bit depressing...and left me feeling extremely dissatisfied. Still, it did take a risk and looked nice...but that's just not enough for me to recommend it.


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Official Sites:

Official Site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Language:

French | English | Italian

Release Date:

11 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Madame Marguerite See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,924, 13 March 2016

Gross USA:

$506,677

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,754,356
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2.35 : 1
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