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

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 6, 2007
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Consensus: Sweet natured and gentle French drama, that is bittersweet but never maudlin, with impressive performances from the leads.

David Jenkins
Time Out

Slight but very pleasant to sit through.

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Cath Clarke

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.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

This is simply made, well acted and in the end movingly able to show us how two totally different men cleave to each other.

Tom Dawson

This two-hander may not take many formal risks but it remains a gentle, humane work that's beautifully acted by Auteuil and Darroussin.

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David Gritten
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Such life lessons could clearly seem maudlin and patronising. But director Jean Becker and his two excellent leads opt for understatement, and the film finally achieves a subtle triumph - a mood that is both celebratory and bittersweet.

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Matthew Turner

Engaging, beautifully acted and ultimately moving drama, though the pacing and general lack of plot are occasionally frustrating.

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Kevin Maher
Times (UK)

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.

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Tim Evans
Sky Cinema

A sweet-natured, truthful tale, this one is definitely a grower.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Two outstanding performances and marvelously written dialogue make "Conversations with my Gardener" so engrossing that the picture is well on its way before one recognizes its time worn formula.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Juli Ryan
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… More