My Old Lady

My Old Lady

Rating: M
Duration: 107 mins
Cast: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith

Mathias, a down-and-out New Yorker, 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 living in the apartment with her daughter Chloé.

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. Mathilde also stuns him by saying that the buyer must pay a certain sum of fee until the seller dies abiding by the rules of viager. Mathias decides to share the apartment with the old woman, but soon learns that it creates several inconveniences.

While working with a Parisian real-estate dealer, to sell his contract for the apartment, Mathias discovers that Mathilde and his father were more to each other than mere tenant and landlord.The trio are connected in unexpected ways with the help of a hidden truth which is revealed by Mathilde.

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