The Fantastic Journey of Margot and Marguerite (2020)

  • Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, History
  • 1h 26m

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Marguerite and Marguerite – nicknamed Margot – (Lila Gueneau) are both 12. One lives in 1942, and the other in 2020. Besides their names and an uncanny resemblance, they have something else in common: a missing father. The 1942 Marguerite’s father is a war prisoner and she impatiently awaits his return against all odds, while living with her strict grandfather and her fun aunt (Alice Pol). For the Margot in 2020, her dad has abandoned the family, but she still hopes he will be back and resents her mom’s friendly boyfriend (Clovis Cornillac).

Seventy years apart, they both hide from their sorrow in the same old chest and are magically transported to each other’s era. Having traded places, they both embark on wild and fantastic adventures to fix the other’s life, and reconcile themselves with their own reality.

Based on the graphic novel by Vincent Cuvellier & Robin.

Not Rated (all audiences).

Original title: L’Aventure des Marguerite

Reviews

An intergenerational film where everyone finds their place. LCI

A funny, tender, sweetly supernatural and educative film. Closer

A charming comedy to see with the family. S.J. - Le Journal du Dimanche

Pierre Coré demonstrates a solid style at the head of a film, which intelligently touches on questions of history, memory and filiation. Fabrice Leclerc - Paris Match

This charming family tale skillfully mixes adventure, comedy and time travel, around two pre-teen girls in need of a father. Corinne Renou-Nativel - La Croix

Language(s)

French

Subtitle(s)

English

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