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The Old Maid

The Old Maid

A Feature film by Jean-Pierre Blanc

Produced by Lira Films

Release in France : 05/01/1972

    Synopsis

    Muriel is a shy woman who bluffs and blusters around in order to hide her shyness and to protect her loneliness, even though she longs wistfully for a companion of some sort. She has been lonely so long that now she is an old maid and has never been wooed. In this gentle French film, Muriel gets a glimpse of romance when Gabriel walks into the seaside hotel she is vacationing in. His car has broken down, and he has to stay there for a few days while it is repaired. Hers is the only dinner table with room at it, and Gabriel cannot prevent himself from charming women. She is stiff with him at first, but soon they develop a friendship.

    Actors (10)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Lira Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Foreign production company :

    Praesidens

    French distribution :

    Valoria Films

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (14)

    Executive Producer :

    Raymond Danon

    Screenwriter :

    Jean-Pierre Blanc

    Camera Operator :

    Gilbert Duhalde

    Editor :

    Hélène Plemiannikov

    Continuity supervisor :

    Monique Herran

    Costume designer :

    Michèle Richer

    Still Photographer :

    Raymond Voinquel

    Assistant Director :

    Marco Pico

    Director of Photography :

    Pierre Lhomme

    Production Manager :

    Ralph Baum

    Sound editor :

    Gina Pignier

    Music Composer :

    Michel Legrand

    Sound Mixer :

    Lucien Yvonnet

    Location Manager :

    Louis Manella

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Romantic comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1971

    French release :

    05/01/1972

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    38464

    Visa issue date :

    07/12/1971

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1972

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1972)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1972

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1972)

    Awards (3)

    Silver Bear for Best Actor

    Silver Bear for Best Director : Jean-Pierre Blanc

    OCIC Award