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The Maid (1990)

Un amour de banquier (original title)
A man goes off to Paris to start his new job at a bank. When he falls in love with a beautiful woman, he decides to work as her maid -- until he discovers she not only is his boss, but his colleague at the bank.

Director:

Ian Toynton

Writer:

Timothy Prager
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Sheen ... Anthony Wayne
Jacqueline Bisset ... Nicole Chantrelle
Victoria Shalet Victoria Shalet ... Marie
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... C.P. Olivier
James Faulkner ... Laurent Leclair
Isabelle Guiard Isabelle Guiard ... Nicole's Secretary
Dominic Gould ... Pierre Meyer
Catherine Lachens ... Catherine Olivier
Joe Cosgrove Joe Cosgrove ... Luke
Carina Barone ... Elisabeth
Jerry Di Giacomo Jerry Di Giacomo ... Hampton
Jean Martin ... Neighbour
Philippe Dehesdin Philippe Dehesdin ... Concierge
Catherine Alcover Catherine Alcover ... Manageress
Rémy Burkel Rémy Burkel ... Man of Personnel
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Anthony Wayne goes to Paris. He's going to work there as a bank- employee. He has got 30 days off to orientate himself and to find himself a house. He falls in love with Nicole Chantelle (she doesn't know that) and becomes her maid, which means that he has to look after the spoiled Marie, Nicole's daughter. He's the first who can handle her, and he really enjoys being maid. Then it appears that Nicole is his future colleague at the bank... Written by Tony Kessen <rhkessen@cs.vu.nl>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Maid is tailor-made for those incurable romantics
10 February 2007 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Anthony Wayne (Martin Sheen) is a successful banker in NYC. Quite a ladies man, he sometimes has trouble getting up in the morning so he owns an elaborate, speaking alarm clock which showers him with compliments at his awakening. One day, he finds out he is going to be transferred to Paris for awhile. Anthony is delighted. As adjusting to a new continent is difficult, Anthony is sent to France well in advance of his official starting day at the bank. On the streets of Paris, he notices beautiful Nicole (Jacqueline Bisset) and follows her home. As luck would have it, Nicole is desperately wanting a new maid/nanny for her young daughter. Overhearing this, Anthony decides to announce that he has been sent by the agency to be her new maid! He'll be able to get to know Nicole better, that's for sure. However, Nicole's daughter is a brat and the first day is far from easy. Yet, Anthony perseveres. What is going to happen, though, when AW is due at the bank? And, is there a rival for Nicole's affections? This is a fun movie with a cute premise. Sheen is great as the man who explores the world outside of the banking business and who learns that the possibility of getting serious about someone is nothing to fear. Bisset is beautiful as the banker who has had lousy luck in her personal life. The rest of the cast is fine and, of course, the setting in Paris is grand. The costumes are a bit lacking or, perhaps, it is just that they seem so dated. But, that's something minor. If you love romantic comedies, this film is "maid" for you. Get your hands on a copy soon.


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Language:

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Release Date:

10 November 1990 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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1.33 : 1
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