My Afternoons With Margueritte | Chicago Reader

My Afternoons With Margueritte

In this Gallic variation on Driving Miss Daisy, an illiterate working man (Gerard Depardieu) strikes up a friendship with a lonely old lady (Gisele Casadesus), who spends their daily rendezvous in the park reading him the Camus novel The Stranger. Periodic flashbacks reveal the sad, generic details of his youth: his mother was an abusive drunk and his schoolmaster made him an object of sport in the classroom. Jean Becker directed this sentimental but often quite sweet drama (2010), adapting a novel by Marie-Sabine Roger. In French with subtitles.



  • Jean Becker


  • Gérard Depardieu
  • Gisèle Casadesus
  • Maurane
  • Patrick Bouchitey
  • Jean-François Stévenin
  • François-Xavier Demaison
  • Claire Maurier
  • Sophie Guillemin


  • Louis Becker

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