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Comedy - Completed 2009

In a small French village, a beautiful chance encounter with a retired old lady allows a simple man to flourish at last.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jean BECKER
    • Producer(s)
    • Louis BECKER (ICE3)
    • Synopsis
    • Germain, mid-50s, lives a quiet life, at the local bar, with his girlfriend Annette, in the park where he counts the pigeons, or in the vegetable garden where he grows produce to take to market. Germain is a simple fellow. His father left his mother as soon as she became pregnant, and she still blames her son for ruining her chance at love. At school, Germain was the butt of all the teacher’s jokes and never learned to read properly. One day, in the park, he meets Margueritte, an old lady whose work took her all over the world and who shares her love of books with Germain. Soon, a true bond of affection unites them, and Germain realizes that he has the right to take control of his destiny...
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