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Two brothers go to France to claim the chateau they have inherited.

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Isabelle
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Jean
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Graham Granville
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Allen 'Rex' Granville
Nathalie Jouen ...
Real Estate Agent
James Lyons ...
First Family of Buyers (as Jim Lyons)
Pierre Michaud ...
First Family of Buyers
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Marina Girand ...
Second Family of Buyers
Jonathan Grosskopf ...
Second Family of Buyers
Alexis Grosskopf ...
Second Family of Buyers
Adèle Grosskopf ...
Second Family of Buyers
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When two American brothers, Graham and Allen Granville, learn that they have inherited a chateau in France, they cannot believe their luck. However, when they arrive, the brothers find themselves completely ill-equipped to communicate with the chateau's staff (even with the help of a pocket dictionary). With no hope of paying off the chateau's enormous debt, the pair are forced to sell the chateau, leaving a bewildered staff resorting to desperate and hilarious measures to keep their home. Through a series of comedic misunderstandings, the film's stars not only uncover they're not as distant from the staff as they might think, they also discover something about the importance of family. Written by ifp/west

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16 January 2002 (France)  »

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Il maggiordomo del castello  »

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Opening Weekend:

$15,968 (USA) (9 August 2002)

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$200,122 (USA) (8 November 2002)
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C`e un great filme!
5 August 2001 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This film made me laugh hard like no other has for a VERY long time. Paul Rudd is fantastic as the culturally inept but big-hearted Graham while Romany Malco plays the all-too-smooth, self proclaimed "professional", Allen (Rex)to perfection. The film follows their misadventures as they travel to the south of France to claim the chateau which their great-uncle Jacques has left to them at his passing. The stuff that ensues is none too surprising - miscommunications due to language barriers, slapstick style antics from the devious servants,Pierre and Sabine - but it works. A stand out performance comes from Sylvie Testud, the seemingly timid maid, Isabelle, whose subtle performance is the glue of the film. If you have a sense of humour and a pulse, this movie is for you.


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