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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 while trying to cope with the cultural and technological changes distinguishing his time from ours.Written by
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The name "Jacquouille la Fripouille" translates roughly as "Jack the Knave" or "Jacques the Scoundrel" but the original French contains a pun which is very audible to French-speaking listeners, as the first name is pronounced as "Jacques Couille", "couille" being the French slang word equivalent to the English "balls" (for "testicles"). See more »
The horse Godefroy is riding which they found in the pasture after arriving in the future has no saddle, yet in several shots of him riding the horse a saddle is clearly visible. No saddle is visible once Godefroy jumps off the horse in the church. See more »
When I saw the low rating on this movie, I knew I had to submit a vote because, in my opinion, it make discourage many others from watching one of the funniest movies ever. The plot is very original, a knight and his servant, who were supposed to return in the past only several hours to correct a fatal error in judgment, mistakenly get zapped to modern times. Imagine medieval eyes seeing asphalt and a horse less steel chariot (a car of course) rolling towards them. The men, used to witches and sorcerers, believe it is some sort of devil machine. When the car stops, they promptly attack it. A black man exits and the medievals yell: "A Saracen, a Saracen!". I saw this movie in its original language: French. If you can understand French, I very strongly recommend it. This is slapstick at its best. You will want to buy the movie and watch it over and over because you will always discover something else you missed. It is a jewel!
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