Marguerite

Directed by Xavier Giannoli
Starring Catherine Frot, André Marcon, Michel Fau, Christa Théret, Denis Mpunga, Sylvain Dieuaide, Aubert Fenoy
Theatrical Release date March 11, 2016
Run time 127 min

1921, the beginning of the Golden Twenties. 

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Not far from Paris. It is party day at Marguerite Dumont’s castle. Like every year, an array of music lovers gathers around a great cause at the owner’s place. Nobody knows much about this woman except that she is rich and that her whole life is devoted to her passion: music. Marguerite sings. She sings wholeheartedly, but she sings terribly out of tune. In ways quite similar to the Castafiore, Marguerite has been living her passion in her own bubble, and the hypocrite audience, always coming in for a good laugh, acts as if she was the diva she believes she is. 

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When a young, provocative journalist decides to write a rave article on her latest performance, Marguerite starts to believe even further in her talent. This gives her the courage she needs to follow her dream. Despite her husband’s reluctance, and with the help of a has-been divo, both funny and mean, she decides to train for her first recital in front of a crowd of complete strangers.

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WINNER - 4 CÉSAR AWARDS
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IMPRESSIVE… Catherine Frot in a heartbreaking and hilarious performance…
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
February 26 2016
A pitch-perfect comedy...
Variety
February 26 2016
Wise, great-spirited and wonderfully enjoyable
CRITICS' PICK
The New York Times
March 10 2016
Name Role
Catherine Frot Cast Member
André Marcon Cast Member
Michel Fau Cast Member
Christa Théret Cast Member
Denis Mpunga Cast Member
Sylvain Dieuaide Cast Member
Aubert Fenoy Cast Member
Xavier Giannoli Director
Xavier Giannoli Writer
Country France
Original Language French
Run time 127 min
Year Completed 2016