Inspector Maigret is traveling to the French countryside to visit his friend, the duchess of Saint-Fiacre. She has received a letter recently stating that she will die soon. A few days ... See full summary »
Max is a Paris detective, aloof, independently wealthy, and frustrated by gangs of robbers whom he cannot catch. To re-establish his stature and save face, he decides to inveigle a group of... See full summary »
A film about lonely people with two great French actors: Annie Girardot and Philippe Noiret.
Jean Pierre Blanc is not a very famous name for most viewers who have seen French films.However,after watching "La Vieille Fille"/The Old Maid it is hoped that audiences interested in serious cinema would be tempted to discover not only Jean Piere Blanc and his films but also many other unknown directors who have made meaningful,entertaining films.The theme of lonely people depicted in "The Old Maid" remains relevant even for contemporary audiences.However,the major difference is that the films about lonely people of the past relied more on imagination whereas the same films set in present times tend to be based on gimmicks and hype.By giving roles to Annie Girardot and Philippe Noiret,two of French cinema's most talented as well as known faces,a tender look at male/female relationships has been cast.Although the film is about some secondary characters with weak qualities,there is absolutely no hint of any mocking tone.Lastly,some sensitive observations about various facets of life especially in the context of human relations and love have been honestly presented in this film.This is a film to be watched if one is patient enough to let human sentiments rule over human reason.
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