My Afternoons with Margueritte

My Afternoons with Margueritte
In a small French town, a nearly illiterate man in his 50's and considered to be the village idiot by his friends at the local bistro, takes a walk to the park one day and happens to sit beside a little old lady who is reading excerpts from her novel aloud. She's articulate, highly intelligent and frail. Between the two of them, there are 40 years and 200 pounds difference. He is lured by her passion for life and magic of literature from which he has always felt excluded. As she broadens his mind via reading excerpts from her novel, he realizes that he is more of an intellectual than he has ever allowed himself to be. Afternoons spent reading aloud set them both on a journey which will change their lives. In French language with English subtitles.

82 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Language, Sex, Violence).
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit
How about some pidgeon pie for supper?
How about some pidgeon pie for supper?


Gérard Depardieu, Gisèlel Casadesus, Maurane, patrick Bouchitry
Jean Becker
ScreenplayJean Becker, Jean-Loup Dabadie, from the book by Marie-Sabine Roger
MusicLaurent Voulzy
CinematographyArthur Cloquet
EditingJacques Witta
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
Made in2010
Produced byA consortium of French companies

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

LanguageModerate, fairly frequent
SexDiscreetly implied, infrequent
ViolenceInfrequent, mild to moderate
BlasphemyInfrequent, used as exclamations
Drug abuseWith context of a bar setting, infrequent
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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconAn afternoon spent in good company.
Cape Times
Justin Lowe quote iconQuiet comedy-drama manages to hit most of the right spots.
16 critics
Rottentomatoes critics
57 critics
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconIt's sentimental and treacly, but that's not enough to prevent My Afternoons with Margueritte from being truly affecting.
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What the People say

2132 Netizens quote iconAnother movie highlight by Jean Becker

Average .. 67%



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