This television film showed on a French cable channel recently. It is a vehicle for its octogenarian character, Laurence Delcourt, a famous pianist, now living her golden years in magnificent style in Cannes, in the French Riviera. Being on her own, she wants to find a compatible lady for company, since she is not an invalid. Unknown to her, there are outside forces willing to have Laurence's immense fortune for themselves.
Masterminding the scheme is Serge, the chauffeur, who has furnished the cellar with spying equipment. He has the solution for what he is planning to do in the person of Vera, a young woman, he tries to have Laurence hire as the companion. Vera, had been involved with Serge, but really in love with Marc, the old lady's estranged nephew. Laurence goes along with the ruse. At heart is the disposition of Laurence's will, handled by Philippe, a devious financial planner.
Directed and written by Henri Helman, the television film is predictable enough. The real excuse for watching is the wonderful Line Renaud, an actress with a long career in her native France. She makes a delightful, and intelligent Laurence Delcourt, a woman that is not easily fooled as she is usually a step ahead of the crooks around her. Yvon Back is perfectly deceitful as the mastermind of the plot. Oliver Minne is seen as Philippe, and the beautiful Romane Portail makes a good Vera.
Recommended for fans of light fare and for the great Line Renaud.
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