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The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea (1991)

La vieille qui marchait dans la mer (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy | 15 September 1995 (USA)
Lady M. wades every morning through the sea in order to heal her pain. But she is not what she pretends to be: Together with her partner Pompilius she finances her luxurious life by fraud ... See full summary »

Director:

Laurent Heynemann

Writers:

Dominique Roulet (scenario and dialogue), Dominique Roulet (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeanne Moreau ... Lady M
Michel Serrault ... Pompilius
Luc Thuillier Luc Thuillier ... Lambert
Géraldine Danon ... Noemie
Jean Bouchaud Jean Bouchaud ... Mazurier
Marie Dô Marie Dô ... Muriel (as Marie-Dominique Aumont)
Hester Wilcox Hester Wilcox ... La fille du Directeur
Léa Gabriele Léa Gabriele ... La fille en bleu
Lara Guirao ... La bibliothécaire
Mattia Sbragia ... Stern
Francis Renaud
Daniel Vérité Daniel Vérité
Satbyadevi F. Ralingam Satbyadevi F. Ralingam
Sushma Unnikrishnam Sushma Unnikrishnam
Gilles Rousseau Gilles Rousseau
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Storyline

Lady M. wades every morning through the sea in order to heal her pain. But she is not what she pretends to be: Together with her partner Pompilius she finances her luxurious life by fraud and blackmailing. Falling in love with young Lambert she is about to break up all her pretendence as Pompilius is not willing to accept the youngster. Written by Volker Boehm

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cuckold | based on novel | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Gross USA:

$50,349
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A wrecked Jeanne Moreau vehicle
3 January 2000 | by elihu-2See all my reviews

This culturally embarrassing vehicle for ubiquitous French film star Moreau (JULES & JIM, GOING PLACES) is a cheap, unfunny, unappealing, unconvincing yarn. While in Guadeloupe, an old seductress and con artist, Lady M. (played by Moreau), enlists the aid of the young beach bum Lambert (Thuiller) to help her with some blackmail and theft. Her fellow grifter and long-time lover Pompilius (Serrault) objects, and he and the Lady hurl colorful insults at one another. Meanwhile, the audience falls asleep. Serrault, who is most well-known to American audiences as the feminine half of the gay couple in the original LA CAGE AUX FOLLES elicits a couple of chuckles, but his presence barely graces a poorly conceived and executed film. It should have been called LA VIEILLE QUI MARCHAIT DANS LA MERDE.


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