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Conversations with My Gardener (2007)

Dialogue avec mon jardinier (original title)
A successful artist, weary of Parisian life and on the verge of divorce, returns to the country to live in his childhood house. He needs someone to make a real vegetable garden again out of... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Becker

Writers:

Jean Becker, Jean Cosmos (screenplay and dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Auteuil ... Le peintre dit Dupinceau
Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Le jardinier Léo dit Dujardin
Fanny Cottençon ... Hélène
Alexia Barlier ... Magda
Hiam Abbass ... La femme du jardinier
Élodie Navarre ... Carole
Roger Van Hool ... Tony
Michel Lagueyrie Michel Lagueyrie ... René
Christian Schiaretti Christian Schiaretti ... Charles
Jean-Claude Bolle-Reddat Jean-Claude Bolle-Reddat ... Le maire
Bernard Crombey Bernard Crombey ... Durieux
Nicolas Vaude Nicolas Vaude ... Jean-Etienne
Coralie André Coralie André ... La vendeuse
Monique Roussel Monique Roussel ... La veuve Juliette
André Lutrand André Lutrand ... Le père Colin
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A successful artist, weary of Parisian life and on the verge of divorce, returns to the country to live in his childhood house. He needs someone to make a real vegetable garden again out of the wilderness it has become. The gardener happens to be a former schoolfriend. A warm, fruitful conversation starts between the two men... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Comedy | Drama

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Quotes

Le jardinier Léo dit Dujardin: Always carry a knife and a piece of string. They can be a life saver.
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Concerto pour clarinette
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Sentimental comedy, mainstream with a twist
19 July 2008 | by josean_xxSee all my reviews

Jean Becker makes extremely typical french films, with lots of dialog, and masterful mise en scene. This film plays again with one of his favorite subjects, the wisdom of the uncultivated, working class simpletons, as opposed to the stiff way of life of the cultivated bourgeoisie. More or less. The story, a painter who goes back to the village of his childhood and befriends a retired railroad worker he hires as gardener ad happens to be an old childhood friend, serves well as an excuse for a series of enlightening dialogs and thoughts over class, life, struggle, love, etc. When it ends you have been entertained brilliantly for 90 minutes, and you are also left with something to think about.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 June 2007 (France) See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,217,960
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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