Conversations with My Gardener

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Conversations with My Gardener
Dialogue avec mon jardinier.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jean Becker
Produced by Louis Becker
Screenplay by Jean Becker
Jean Cosmos
Jacques Monnet
Based on Dialogue avec mon jardinier
by Henri Cueco
Starring Daniel Auteuil
Jean-Pierre Darroussin
Music by Ahmet Gülbay
Cinematography Jean-Marie Dreujou
Edited by Jacques Witta
K.J.B. Production
Distributed by StudioCanal
Release date
  • 6 June 2007 (2007-06-06)
Running time
109 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $8.8 million
Box office $25.5 million[1]

Conversations with My Gardener (French: Dialogue avec mon jardinier) is a 2007 French film directed by Jean Becker.


A painter returns from Paris to his childhood home in rural France. The painter 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. The gardener appears to be a former schoolmate. The painter discovers bucolic side of life and its beauty. Over the next several months, the two different men become friends through long conversations. Through the eyes of each other, they experience the world in a new light. The gardener's occasional stomach cramps is identified as cancer and soon he passes away. The painter takes what his friend has given him and shares a part of it through an art exhibition.



Award / Film Festival Category Recipients and nominees Result
César Awards Best Actor Jean-Pierre Darroussin Nominated


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