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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

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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 »


We can see that Sergeant Gibon (which is actually staff sergeant) carries a badge of the Picardie region of his uniform shirt, in the second part of the police captain is wearing a badge of the Burgundy region. The ranks of the police are not respected; the captain is subordinate to the staff sergeant. See more »


Intern Beauvin: Your patient is very dangerous - he nearly tore my scrotum apart.
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Crazy Credits

After the final credits role, stick around for a "Hello to all you credits-lovers!" accompanied by a waving medieval knight. See more »


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21 November 2000 | by (Bendigo, Australia) – See all my reviews

Les Visiteurs is a brilliant film. It makes me want to learn French so that I could enjoy the movie even more! Although the jokes are coarse, they are used correctly, WITHOUT fake laugh tracks in the background. The actors portray the characters so well I could almost believe it! Well, almost believe it. In any case, this film will bring on the giggles and laughter. It is not easily forgotten.

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