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La tête en friche (2010)

A semi-literate and lonely odd-job man bonds with a much older and well-read woman.

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Margueritte
Maurane ...
Francine
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Annette
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Landremont
Jean-François Stévenin ...
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Claire Maurier ...
La mère
Anne Le Guernec ...
La mère jeune
Bruno Ricci ...
Marco
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Youssef
Matthieu Dahan ...
Julien
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Gardini
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M. Bayle
Jérôme Deschamps ...
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Germain Chazes: It's not a typical love affair, but love and tenderness, both are there. Named after a daisy, she lived amongst words, surrounded by adjectives in green fields of verbs. Some force you yield to. But she, with soft art, passed through my hard shield and into my heart. Not always are love stories just made of love. Sometimes love is not named but it's love just the same. This is not a typical love affair I met her on a bench in my local square. She made a little stir, tiny like a bird with her ...
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How the love of words will save you
15 July 2010 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

One of the greatest performance of French actor Gerard Depardieu lately. After the more somber and underground art film Mammuth, were you recognize somewhat the frees spirited Depardieu of the cult movie "Les Valseuses" (1974), here comes an unexpected tender and touching story of an adult that can barely read and an elderly lady from a retirement home. A love story begins, her love of words and books drives his desire to finally learn to "travel with words" and their love for each other blossoms. The director is know for his love of the human kind, undeserved as it may be, he glorifies the good one can do to another human being. It is a refreshing film, not a dark satire of society, but a joyful, hopeful, moving story with a true happy end. Don't miss it !


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