Release date24 March 1965 (1965-03-24) WriterRene Allio (screenplay), Bertolt Brecht (short story), Gerard Pollicand (collaboration) CastSylvie (Madame Bertini), Victor Lanoux (pierre), Malka Ribowska (Rosalie), François Maistre (Gaston), Etienne Bierry (Albert), Pascale de Boysson (Simone) Similar moviesGet Shorty, EuroTrip, Something Wild, Hector and the Search for Happiness, The Science of Sleep, The Out-of-Towners
TaglineYou'd better go see it as soon as you can!
The Shameless Old Lady (Original title: La Vieille dame indigne) is a 1965 French film. Based on a story by Bertolt Brecht, it was directed by René Allio and stars Sylvie and Victor Lanoux. Sylvie won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress for this role, one of her last and her only lead.
Madame Berthe, a newly widowed 70-year-old miser, has lived a sheltered life married to her husband for some sixty years. She determines to venture into the modern world and have as much fun as possible, and in doing so finds that she loves it. She blows her life savings, much to the disapproval of the young people around her.