Conversations With My Gardener details
|Starring:||Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Fanny Cottençon, Alexia Barlier, Hiam Abbass, Elodie Navarre|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
|Original title||Dialogue Avec Mon Jardin|
Conversations With My Gardener
|Run time:||1 hour 49 minutes|
|Rental release:||31 Aug 2009|
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Civilized, thought-provoking entertainment.By antoine (28 reviews) from Oxford , 07 Sep 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a civilized , thought-provoking film with excellent performances from two of France's most respected actors. The focus is on the two men, reunited after many years, on their very different backgrounds, work and assumptions about life, and on a developing understanding which changes both of them. But it's the gardener/employee who opens our eyes and challenges the artist/employer to re-examine his experience.
I hadn't expected so much humour (there are a lot of laughs) and of course there's pain as well in the character's personal lives and relationships. It's beautifully photographed in lush French countryside and the men's conversations are enjoyable and entertaining. It's sophisticated, intelligent entertainment.
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conversations with my gardenerBy a customer from Stevenage, Hertfordshire. , 18 Aug 2010A super French film which explores the relationship between two former school friends who have moved on in very different directions but are bonded by a mutual respect and understanding of each other. Another example of how the French are able to truly reach out to the audience with regards to the importance of the human relationship and the bond between us as well as the complexities of love, life, etc. Superb.
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Conversations to die forBy Rosster (39 reviews) from Airdrie , 23 Jun 2010A touching account of friendship rekindled by the shared memories of two seeming ( at first) strangers.
Daniel Auteuil is his usual fine self in performance, but is ably aided and abetted by the other lead player.
The ending is powerful if you're at all inclined to a bout of 'the weepies' , so keep that box of tissues within reach.
Worth more than one viewing.
La vie est belleBy hullcityfan (8 reviews) from York , 15 Jun 2010Beautiful, heart-warming story. Though initiallty I thought the relationship between Darroussin and Auteil was bordering on 'Brokeback' territory, there's no bumming in the mountains here...
The French don't need to promote their country, but this idealistic setting is almost fantasy. Great film and highly recommended.
C'est manifique!By rtb (131 reviews) from London , 13 Jun 2010Gentle, visually stunning, unexpected little film that looks at the true nature of friendship. Very much from the 'Jean de Florette' kind of stable in terms of its surface beauty, this film turns out to have unexpected depths and is the perfect antidote to witless Hollywood blockbusters. Found this completely by accident while looking for something else and thoroughly enjoyed it. An unexpected pleasure.
Que bien!By OrangeSundays (34 reviews) from Glasgow , 09 May 2010What a great film. I have become a recent fan of actor Daniel Auteuil, (having been introduced to his films this year) so I assumed this would be just as good. At first I thought it was actually a bit slow and dull. But it turned into another great film. I look forward to the next one on my French film list! Even if you haven't watched many foreign/French films this one is sure to please.
A great film.