In France, there exists an obscure rental law-- a "viager," an ancient system for buying and selling apartments and the buyer must pay a fee until the seller dies, abiding by the rules of viager.
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My Old Lady stars the always fabulous, Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, and Kristin Scott-Thomas.
Here's the blurb: A down-and-out New Yorker travels to Paris to liquidate an apartment he inherited from his estranged father. Once there, he discovers an older woman living in the apartment with her middle-aged daughter which is not convenient. Upon deciding to reside with the twosome, he discovers there is more to the old lady than anyone knew.
Thoughts: I liked the film a lot. It is very different from the action/adventure/blood and guts stuff in the mainstream movies. Maggie Smith always shines. Kevin Kline is different in this role as the down-and-outer. Kristin Scott-Thomas plays the bristly daughter quite well. As the story unfolds, we find life is never simple for anyone and certainly not for this group. It explores the idea do our children know we love them. I heartily recommend.
FMI: My Old Lady
I thought this movie would make the perfect play. Are there movies you like that would move from stage to screen or screen to stage?