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Les visiteurs (1993)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi  -  12 July 1996 (USA)
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A medieval nobleman and his squire are accidentally transported to contemporary times by a senile sorcerer. He enlists the aid of his descendent to try to find a way to return home, all the... See full summary »

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Jacqueline (as Ariel Séménoff)
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Edouard Bernay
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Wizard Eusebius / Monsieur Ferdinand
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Frédéric Baptiste ...
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A medieval nobleman and his squire are accidentally transported to contemporary times by a senile sorcerer. He enlists the aid of his descendent to try to find a way to return home, all the while trying to cope with the cultural and technological changes distinguishing his time from ours. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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12 July 1996 (USA)  »

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FRF 50,000,000 (estimated)

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$659,810 (USA) (19 July 1996)
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The arms of the king of France visible on the trumpeters' trumpets welcoming his return to camp are three lilies: one in chief and two in base. At the time, the arms of France were semé-de-lis("sown with lilies"). When they are reduced to three, they will be two in the chief and one in the base. See more »

Quotes

Jacquouille la Fripouille: Don't drink it
[the potion]
Jacquouille la Fripouille: , Sire! You might turn into a frog, a bat, a goat, or a nun's arse!
Godefroy de Papincourt, Comte de Montmirail: You're right. Drink first!
Jacquouille la Fripouille: Me?
Godefroy de Papincourt, Comte de Montmirail: Let's see if you turn into a nun's arse. If you do, I'll seek revenge.
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Symphonie Ecossaise
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Composed by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (as Félix Mendelsshon)
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Immensely Enjoyable
17 June 2004 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

Looking at some of the other comments, not everyone is in agreement here, but I have really liked "Les Visiteurs". The original is so good, its a pity they had to spoil with the Americanized version - 'Just Visiting' - which is at best an insult on the intelligence of the American viewing public.

For us that do not understand French, they have done a tremendous job with the English subtitles (translating a kind of 'medieval' French into a comparable type of old English – modern swearwords included). In fact, the job is so well done, that we had a lot of laughs just by comparing the film's verbal antics to the translation. Even though I do not speak French myself, it is quite clear that a lot of effort had gone into this. Sometimes the conversations are fast and furious, so it's worthwhile to see the movie a second time. Even on the second pass, there was a lot to laugh at.

This is meant to be slapstick and the story is a total farce, so it's hard to see why some viewers apparently expected more. I thought it was well done, and very well executed. Even though this whole thing is intended as a joke, the reactions of the medieval guys are quite believable.

The movie is a blast!


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