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Les visiteurs (1993)

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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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Christian Bujeau ...
Isabelle Nanty ...
Gérard Séty ...
Didier Pain ...
Jean-Paul Muel ...
Arielle Sémenoff ...
Jacqueline (as Ariel Séménoff)
Michel Peyrelon ...
Edouard Bernay
Pierre Vial ...
Wizard Eusebius / Monsieur Ferdinand
François Lalande ...
Didier Bénureau ...
Frédéric Baptiste ...


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 <>

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When an 11th century knight and his loyal servant try to go back in time, only one thing will stand in their way. The 20th century. See more »


Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 July 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Visitors  »

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Box Office


FRF 50,000,000 (estimated)


$700,000 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Top selling movie in france in 1993 See more »


(at around 1h 04 mins) When Godefroy is on the phone to Jaquard at the bowling alley, the microphone can be seen darting about just above the clock on the mantelpiece. See more »


Intern Beauvin: Your patient is very dangerous - he nearly tore my scrotum apart.
Jacquouille la Fripouille: Limp scrotum! Limp scrotum!
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Symphonie Ecossaise
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (as Félix Mendelsshon)
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Unashamedly silly fun, okaaay?
21 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this film late at night on Channel 4 while not being able to sleep, not knowing what on earth to expect. In fact it turned out to be a delightful film, which really made me laugh and was unashamedly silly while not being specifically aimed at kids. I ended up getting it on DVD and making my friend watch it: she also thought it was great. Neither of us can speak French and while we knew the subtitles probably weren't getting all of the humour across we still found it very enjoyable. Shame it had to be remade, although I never saw the English version I'm sure it wasn't as good. Recommended!

(P.S. We were also shown some of it in French class - the teacher and I giggled throughout and no one else in the class did! So maybe an acquired taste, but I loved it!)

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