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Release Date:
5 January 1972 (France) See more »
4 wins & 3 nominations See more »
Annie Girardot obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 1 March 2011, 4:01 PM, PST)

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Annie Girardot ... Muriel Bouchon

Philippe Noiret ... Gabriel Marcassus

Marthe Keller ... Vicka

Edith Scob ... Edith, Monod's wife
Catherine Samie ... Clotilde

Maria Schneider ... Mome
Lorenza Guerrieri ... Punaisa
Albert Simono ... Daniel (as Simono)
Claudine Assera ... La servante
Jean-Pierre Darras ... Sacha

Michael Lonsdale ... Monod (as Michel Lonsdale)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giulia Salvatori ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean-Pierre Blanc 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean-Pierre Blanc 

Produced by
Raymond Danon .... producer
Original Music by
Michel Legrand 
Cinematography by
Pierre Lhomme 
Film Editing by
Hélène Plemiannikov 
Production Management
Ralph Baum .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marco Pico .... assistant director
Sound Department
Lucien Yvonnet .... sound mixer
Other crew
Charles L. Bitsch .... technical advisor (as Charles Bitsch)

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Also Known As:
"La vieille fille" - France (original title)
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85 min
Color (Technicolor)
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The old maid, 14 February 2005
Author: dbdumonteil

Annie Girardot was THE French actress of the seventies .An outspoken nice personality ,she's cast against type as an old maid.But she's so good a thespian that she pulls it off with gusto,abetted by an excellent Philippe Noiret ,himself cast as a bachelor.Both are having a vacation at the seaside in a hotel .The man tries to make friend with her but it's a hard task because Mademoiselle Bouchon (=Miss Cork!!!)is an inhibited prudish woman .The dialog between them is intentionally down-to earth,dealing with "Oh What a lovely pebble!" "These are souvenirs for my family" .Only once they broach sexuality and not for a long time.Noiret and Girardot were such a wonderful couple that Philippe De Broca used them again in two of his late seventies movies .

But there 's a big flaw:the supporting characters are caricatures ,and although they are played by talented actors (Michel Lonsdale,Edith Scob,Marthe Keller) ,they really get in the way.That's why "la vieille fille" is only a good movie whereas it could have been a truly great one.

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