Academy Award-nominee Gerard Depardieu stars in this heart-warming, feel-good story as Germain, a barely literate middle-aged man who faces constant ridicule from those around him. But his life takes a turn for the better when he meets Margueritte, an elderly woman with a passion for reading who introduces him to the beautiful world of French literature. With Margueritte's warmth and guidance, Germain develops the maturity and confidence necessary to take control of his destiny, and live the life he's always wanted.
One of (Gerard Depardieu's) best performances. -- Brendan Kelly, Montreal Gazette