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La tête en friche (2011)

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In a small French town, Germain a nearly illiterate man in his 50's -- who is 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 Margueritte -- a little old lady who is reading excerpts from her novel aloud. She's articulate, highly intelligent and frail. Between Germain and Margueritte, there are 40 years and 200 pounds difference. Germain is lured by Margueritte's passion for life and the magic of literature from which he has always felt excluded. As Margueritte broadens his mind via reading excerpts from her novel, Germain realizes that he is more of an intellectual than he has ever allowed himself to be. Afternoons spent reading aloud on their favorite bench transform their lives and start them both on a new journey - to literacy and respect for Germain, and to the deepest friendship for Margueritte.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 16th, 2011 (Limited) by Cohen Media Group, released as My Afternoons with Margueritte
Video Release: June 12th, 2012 by New Video Group, released as My Afternoons with Marqueritte
Running Time: 82 minutes
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Keywords: Foreign Language, Writing and Writers, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Ice 3, StudioCanal, KJB Production, France 3 Cinema
Production Countries: France

Leading Cast

   Germian Chazes

Supporting Cast

Maurane    Francine
Patrick Bouchitey    Landremont
Jean-Francois Stevenin    Jojo
Claire Maurier    La Mere

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Production and Technical Credits

Lewis Becker    Producer
Gerard Depardieu    Executive Producer
Laurent Voulzy    Composer
Arthur Cloquet    Cinematographer
Jacques Witta    Editor
Colomba Falcucci    Casting

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 19th, 2012

June 18th, 2012

There are a trio of wide releases coming out on the home market this weekend; however, two of them were box office bombs, while the only one that did reasonably well at the box office was absolutely eviscerated by critics. Project X will likely be the best selling new release of the week, but that's not a good sign, as it made just over $50 million in theaters. Additionally, according to, the top ten best selling new releases include a trio of catalogue titles making their Blu-ray debut. We are not talking about classics that are finally making the leap to high definition. We are talking about films like Newsies, which earned less than $3 million during its original theatrical run. As for potential Pick of the Week winners, there were a few contenders. Jeff, Who Lives At Home is an excellent film, but the DVD and the Blu-ray have absolutely no extras. Wilfred: Season One could be a winner, but I didn't get a chance to see the show when it first aired, and the DVD / Blu-ray is late. The screener is also late for Louie: Season Two, but at least I've seen season one and the DVD or Blu-ray is the best bet for Pick of the Week. More...

Limited Releases are Feeling Restless

September 16th, 2011

Not a lot of limited releases with breakout potential on this week's list. My Afternoons With Margueritte might be tops on the per theater chart this week, but even it is does so, odds are it won't expand dramatically after that. More...

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