french films > Marguerite




Review score: * * * * *

cast: Catherine Frot, André Marcon, Michel Fay, Christa Théret

year: 2015

colour: yes

certificate: -15

director: Xavier Giannoli

runtime: 129

Paris, in the 1920s. Marguerite Dumont (Catherine Frot) is a wealthy woman, passionate about music and opera. She sings at least 4 hours a day and has been singing in front of her regular audience and friends for many years. But no one has ever dared tell her that she sings completely off-key. It gets worse when she decides to put a real concert, at the opera. 

Marguerite features the best of French cinema: a great cast, a strong love story, beautiful images, a good dose of humanism and a bit of humour. We were thrilled by this novelized adaptation of an incredible true story and never enjoyed hearing someone massacre Mozart so much. Hats off to Catherine Frot (César of the Best Actress in 2016), perfect in the role of a deluded fake artist surrounded by lies and awkwardness. 

Marguerite is released on 18 March in cinemas nationwide. Find out more at


09/03/2016 - sophie.charbonnel said :

je tente ma chance.

03/03/2016 - jlegrossec said :

Wish me luck!

02/03/2016 - toaderfamily said :



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