Dialogue avec mon jardinier (Conversations with My Gardener) (2007)

Dialogue avec mon jardinier (Conversations with My Gardener)

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Critic Consensus: Sweet natured and gentle French drama, that is bittersweet but never maudlin, with impressive performances from the leads.


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Two men find themselves sharing a lifetime of experiences and observations over the course of a summer in this low-key comedy-drama from France. After the death of his mother, an artist (Daniel Auteuil) well known for his nature studies inherits his family's vacation house in the country. The artist notices that the house's once-impressive vegetable garden has fallen into neglect, and he hires a local gardener to put it back into shape. To his great surprise, the gardener (Jean-Pierre … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
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Written By: Jean Cosmos, Jean Becker
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as Juliette the widow

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Critic Reviews for Dialogue avec mon jardinier (Conversations with My Gardener)

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (3)

Slight but very pleasant to sit through.

Full Review… | November 21, 2008
Time Out
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Full Review… | March 2, 2011
Variety
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January 15, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
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This two-hander may not take many formal risks but it remains a gentle, humane work that's beautifully acted by Auteuil and Darroussin.

Full Review… | November 21, 2008
Film4

Conversations with My Gardener is an affectionate rural French character piece that is mercilessly devoid of any message other than an appreciation of close friendship and the simple rustic pleasures of kippers and fresh vegetables.

Full Review… | November 21, 2008
Times [UK]

These are two very good actors and they do well to get over some shocking script cliches of the artistic variety as Auteuil earnestly instructs his old friend on the creative process.

Full Review… | November 21, 2008
Guardian

Audience Reviews for Dialogue avec mon jardinier (Conversations with My Gardener)

½

This is a gentle film about two school friends who are reunited and spend a summer talking to each other about where their lives have gone. The film is driven by dialogue and is in many ways quintessentially French--a disillusioned French artist on the verge of divorce philosophizes about life with his gardener. On the surface it is as simple as a glass of wine on a Sunday afternoon. But somehow it sustains itself to explore a long-standing friendship.

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