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La vieille fille (1972)

A shy thirty year old woman and an aging bachelor find a way to each other, after initial complications.

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Jean-Pierre Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Albert Simono ... Daniel (as Simono)
Claudine Assera Claudine Assera ... La servante
Jean-Pierre Darras ... Sacha
Michael Lonsdale ... Monod (as Michel Lonsdale)
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A shy thirty year old woman and an aging bachelor find a way to each other, after initial complications.

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

5 January 1972 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Solteirona See more »

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)
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A film about lonely people with two great French actors: Annie Girardot and Philippe Noiret.
19 April 2013 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

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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