My Afternoons with Margueritte

    All titles (3)
    Feature Film | 2009-2010 | France

    Trailers/Videos

    • [fr] Bande-annonce Studiocanal
    • [de] Deutscher Trailer

    Brief synopsis

    Français :

    C’est l’histoire d’une de ces rencontres improbables qui peuvent changer le cours d’une vie : la rencontre, dans un square, entre Germain, la cinquantaine, presque analphabète, et Margueritte, une petite vieille dame passionnée de lecture. Quarante ans et cent kilos les séparent. Un jour, Germain vient s’asseoir par hasard à côté d’elle. Et Margueritte va lui lire à haute voix des extraits de romans et lui faire découvrir la magie des livres, dont Germain se croyait exclu à jamais. Alors, pour son entourage, pour ses copains de bistrot qui, jusque là, le prenaient pour un imbécile, la bêtise va changer de côté ! Mais Margueritte perd la vue, et par amour pour cette charmante grand-mère malicieuse et attentive, Germain s’entrainera et lui montrera qu’il sera capable de lire pour elle, à haute voix, lorsqu’elle ne pourra plus le faire.

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    English:

    This is a story of one of those unlikely encounters that can change the course of somebody’s life: The encounter in a park between
    Germain, an almost illiterate man in his fifties, and Margueritte, a little old lady who is passionate about reading. There is 40 years and 200 pounds’ difference between them. One day, Germain happens to sit down beside her and Margueritte reads out loud extracts from her novels and reveals to him the magic of books from which hitherto, Germain has always felt excluded. To those close to him, his friends in the bistro who until now have always thought him an idiot, the shoe is now on the other foot. But Margueritte is losing her eyesight, and through his love for this caring grandma with all her mischievousness and charm, Germain decides to read and to show that he can by reading to her, out loud, when she is no longer able.

    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Gérard DepardieuGermain [L]
    Gisèle CasadesusMargueritte [L]Luise Lunow
    François-Xavier DemaisonGardini [SR]
    MauraneFrancine [SR]
    Patrick BouchiteyLandremont [SR]
    Jean-François StéveninJojo [SR]
    Claire MaurierLa mère [SR]
    Sophie GuilleminAnnette [SR]

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    Director of photographyArthur Cloquet
    Video playback operatorAlexis Robin
    Casting directorSylvia Allegre
    Costume designerAnnie Perier Bertaux
    DirectorJean Becker
    EditorJacques Witta
    ComposerLaurent Voulzy
    ProducerLouis Becker
    Production designerThérèse Ripaud
    Unit production managerBernard Bolzinger
    Unit managerClaire Langmann
    ScreenwriterJean Becker
    ScreenwriterJean-Loup Dababie
    Literary sourceMarie-Sabine RogerRoman

    Production companies

    CompanyComment
    ICE3 [fr]
    KJB Productions [fr]
    Studiocanal [fr]co-production
    France 3 Cinéma [fr]co-production
    DD Productions [fr]co-production

    Distributing companies

    CompanyComment
    Concorde Filmverleih [de]Deutschland
    Filmladen Filmverleih GmbH [at]Österreich
    JMH Distributions SA [ch]Distribution Suisse / Schweiz
    Studiocanal [fr]Distribution France

    Cinema

    TypeCountryDateComment
    Theatre releaseAustriaFriday, 29/04/2011
    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 06/01/2011
    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 02/06/2010