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The Proprietor (1996)

R  |   |  Drama  |  9 October 1996 (USA)
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An expatriated French novelist (Jeanne Moreau) returns to Paris when she learns that her childhood home is being placed on the auction block. What she doesn't count on is that she has to ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrienne Mark
Virginia Kelly / 'Call me French' - Sally
Harry Bancroft
Elliott Spencer
Millie Jackson
Franz Legendre
Willy Kunst
Judith Mark
Pierre Vaneck ...
Raymond T.K
Marc Tissot ...
Patrice Legendre
William O'Hara
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An expatriated French novelist (Jeanne Moreau) returns to Paris when she learns that her childhood home is being placed on the auction block. What she doesn't count on is that she has to confront many old issues dating back to her childhood and bringing herself full circle to her present day life. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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A story of changing times, constant relationships, and reconciliation with the past.



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Rated R for brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 October 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Proprietária  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Written by Ada R. Habershon and Charles Gabriel (as Chas. H. Gabriel)
Performed by Nell Carter
Produced by Tony McAnany and Joel Moss
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What a disappointment
1 February 2004 | by (Bronx, New York) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in the Carnegie Hall movie theater. I heard it was from Merchant-Ivory and I love Jeanne Moreau, so this pick was a no-brainer, or so I thought. I knew I was in trouble when James Ivory was the producer and not the director. Ismael Merchant didn't know what he was doing. About a third of the shots had the boom mike hanging into the frame. Ridiculous.

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