La tête en friche

La tête en friche

My afternoons with Margueritte

DVD - 2012 | French
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Germain, a nearly illiterate fifty-something man who is considered the idiot of his small French town, meets elderly Margueritte, who is articulate and highly intelligent, and, through their afternoon visits and friendship, Germain begins to realize he is smarter than he thought.
Publisher: [New York] : Cohen Media Group : Distributed by New Video Group, 2012
Edition: DVD édition
ISBN: 9781422919040
Branch Call Number: FRENCH DVD TETE EN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: In French with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned
Alternative Title: My afternoons with Margueritte


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Aug 09, 2018


ArapahoeKati Feb 13, 2017

Read the book, Soft in the Head, by Marie-Sabine Roger. It's even more charming than the film.

ArapahoeMarcia Jan 07, 2017

I loved the characters in this movie! This is a wonderful story about a man who has always been looked down upon and an elderly woman who befriends him and shares her love of books with him.

Jan 04, 2016

One of the most beautiful and gentle depictions of an unlikely friendship that I have ever seen on film. Considered the "village idiot", Gerard begins to visit with a 95 year-old woman who reads in a park. As she shares her passion for books with him, Gerard finds his own value and in turn enriches the life of the old woman in a way he never could have imagined. A perfect definition of friendship and love. bookwoman & Abby Tabby

Dec 05, 2015

I liked very much, not at all what I expected. A bit unbelievable but sweet film. Sorry it in French, iPad not cooperating today.

Jun 20, 2015

Except for some bad language, this is a sweet movie. Now I must read the book. I love the poem Gerard reads at the end.

love_my_library_card Aug 16, 2014

A delightful gem of a movie.

MovieWatch Aug 05, 2014

Beautiful, sweet, charming, heartfelt story about a "love" affair between a clumsy, awkward, uncomfortable Germain (Gerard Depardieu) and the gentle, fragile, elderly Margueritte (Gisele Casadesus). This story gives us the opportunity to watch their relationship blossom, Margueritte find companionship, and Germain to grow and to trust in himself.

Jul 25, 2014

Un petit bijou de film! Tendre et joli, sans être mièvre. En plus, il est court (80 minutes).

Feb 28, 2014

An illiterate and lonely man bonds with an older and well-read woman.

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