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In a small French town, Germain (Gerard Depardieu, Cyrano de Bergerac, Potiche), a nearly illiterate man in his 50s who is considered the village idiot, takes a walk to the park and happens to sit beside Margueritte (Gisele Casadesus, Sarah’s Key), a little old lady who is reading excerpts from her novel aloud. She’s articulate, highly intelligent and frail. 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.
Wonderful little movie that touches the heart. The final scene sums up the entire film...and that beautiful poem overlaying it - Wow! Read morePublished 11 hours ago by WilF.
I really enjoyed Afternoons With Margueritte. It's a lovely story about people, relationships, and a man who, in spite of cruel treatment from his mother and others, has a good... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Charmaine Allsop
A warning should be posted for those with Rodent phobias! I couldn't watch after Margaritte started reading about the rodents and flashes of them appeared! Ugh! Eeww! Read morePublished 6 days ago by Yoli