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The Maid (1991)

Un amour de banquier (original title)
Anthony Wayne goes to Paris. He's going to work there as a bank- employee. He has got 30 days off to orientate himself and to find himself a house. He falls in love with Nicole Chantelle (... See full summary »





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Wayne
Nicole Chantrelle
Victoria Shalet ...
C.P. Olivier
Laurent Leclair
Isabelle Guiard ...
Nicole's Secretary
Pierre Meyer
Catherine Lachens ...
Catherine Olivier
Joe Cosgrove ...
Carina Barone ...
Jerry Di Giacomo ...
Philippe Dehesdin ...
Catherine Alcover ...
Rémy Burkel ...
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Anthony Wayne goes to Paris. He's going to work there as a bank- employee. He has got 30 days off to orientate himself and to find himself a house. He falls in love with Nicole Chantelle (she doesn't know that) and becomes her maid, which means that he has to look after the spoiled Marie, Nicole's daughter. He's the first who can handle her, and he really enjoys being maid. Then it appears that Nicole is his future colleague at the bank... Written by Tony Kessen <rhkessen@cs.vu.nl>

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The right ingredients for a French omelet
8 September 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Anthony Wayne, an executive in a financial institution, receives an offer he can't refuse: he is hired by a prestigious French company and must relocate to Paris, not too shabby a deal, for anyone! His apartment in New York is a mess, something his cleaning lady reminds him of, when she comes to clean it.

In Paris, Anthony is in awe of all the beautiful and elegant women he meets anywhere. He is at a loss, when he discovers the gorgeous Nicole. As he follows her, Anthony discovers she has a big problem: she can't control her bratty daughter Marie, who terrorizes all the maids Nicole employs. He has the brilliant idea to have himself hired as the new maid, in order to be next to Nicole, but what he doesn't realize, is that he has gotten more than what he bargained for.

This romantic comedy, which we never knew existed, is a pleasant way to spend ninety minutes. One realizes what will happen from beginning to end, but we are lured by the fine work of the two principals of the film. Director Ian Toynton delivers a sort of French omelet that is light and delicious.

Martin Sheen plays Anthony, the transplanted American who didn't realize Nicole would be employed in real life in Nicole's firm. He makes a wonderful waiter who must serve dinner to his real boss and a company of sophisticated corporate types without being discovered. Jacqueline Bisset, is also marvelous in the role of Nicole. Ms. Bisset is one of the most beautiful actresses, with a timeless beauty that is quite unmatched by her contemporaries. Jean-Pierre Cassel is C.P. the boss of Nicole and Anthony. Victoria Shalet, is the bratty Marie, who changes her attitude and become human as Anthony doesn't take any nonsense from her.

This is a sunny comedy that will charm the viewer that is looking for an easy and relaxing time with a film.

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