My Old Lady (2014)
Penniless New Yorker Mathias travels to Paris to liquidate a huge apartment he has inherited from his estranged father. He is stunned to find a refined old lady living there with her very protective daughter. He soon learns that under ancient French law, he will not actually gain possession of the apartment until Mathilde dies.
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Tres Chere Mathilde
107
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Dominique Pinon
Completed
United States
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Mathias (Kevin Kline) is a down-and-out New Yorker who travels to Paris to liquidate a huge, valuable apartment he has inherited from his estranged father. Once there, however, he discovers a refined old woman Mathilde (Maggie Smith) living in the apartment with her daughter Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas). Mathias quickly learns that the apartment is a "viager" - an ancient French system for buying and selling apartments - and that he will not actually get possession of the apartment until Mathilde dies. While working with a Parisian real-estate dealer (Dominique Pinon), to sell his contract for the apartment, Mathias discovers that Mathilde and his father were lovers for more than 50 years....more

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