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Tante Zita Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Zita, portrayed by Katina Paxinou, is a Parisian widow who has suffered a stroke. She is cared for by her niece Joanna Shimkus, who chafes under the responsibility and wanders off. Shimkus falls in with thieves and lowlifes, finally ending up in jail. She is bailed out by her family doctor (Paul Crauchet), but soon she's back in her old seedy nightclub haunts. While making love to jazz musician Jose Maria Flotats, Shimkus begins reminiscing about her childhood with her aunt. Somewhat chastened, a more mature Shimkus returns home to resume her duties--but by this time, Aunt Zita has died. The film's sympathies are squarely with the niece, whose "escape" from her aunt is meant to represent her final break from childish dependency. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Joanna Shimkus
as Annie
Katina Paxinou
as Zita
Suzanne Flon
as Yvette
Paul Crauchet
as Dr. Bernard
Bernard Fresson
as Boni
Med Hondo
as James
Roger Ibanez
as The Spaniard
Jean-Gabriel Nordmann
as Manuel
Paul Pavel
Jacques Rispal
as The Sergeant
Jose Maria Flotats
as Simon
Odette Piquet
as The Day Watchman
Med Hondo
as James
Jacques Rispal
as The Sergeant
Jean-Gabriel Nordmann
as Manuel
Roger Ibanez
as The Spaniard
Bernard Fresson
as Boni
Jose Maria Flotats
as Simon

Crew

Robert Enrico
Director
Gerard Beytout
Producer
Robert Enrico
Screenwriter
Lucienne Hamon
Screenwriter
Pierre Pelegri
Screenwriter
Jean Boffety
Cinematographer
Michel Lewin
Editor
Jacques Saulnier
Art Director
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