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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 »

Director:

Ismail Merchant

Writers:

Jean-Marie Besset (screenplay), George W.S. Trow (screenplay) (as George Trow) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeanne Moreau ... Adrienne Mark
Sean Young ... Virginia Kelly / 'Call me French' - Sally
Sam Waterston ... Harry Bancroft
Christopher Cazenove ... Elliott Spencer
Nell Carter ... Millie Jackson
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Franz Legendre
Austin Pendleton ... Willy Kunst
Charlotte de Turckheim ... Judith Mark
Pierre Vaneck Pierre Vaneck ... Raymond T.K
Marc Tissot Marc Tissot ... Patrice Legendre
Josh Hamilton ... William O'Hara
Joanna Adler ... New York - F. Freemder
James Naughton ... New York - Texans
J. Smith-Cameron ... New York - Texans
Michael Bergin ... New York - Bobby
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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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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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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Country:

France | UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

9 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Proprietária See more »

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Gross USA:

$113,649
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Jean-Pierre Aumont's final film appearance. See more »

Soundtracks

Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Written by Ada R. Habershon and Charles Gabriel (as Chas. H. Gabriel)
Performed by Nell Carter
Produced by Tony McAnaney and Joel Moss
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Disappointing but not a Disaster
2 May 2006 | by DannybobSee all my reviews

I saw this at the Chicago International Film Festival the autumn of its release. Before the film started, the producers and Madame Moreau made an appearance at the theatre and came to talk a few moments. There were about 25 people in the audience. What an embarrassment that this great lady's appearance would have so few people in attendance! I did what I could to make it celebritous, stood and applauded, and Madame very shyly bowed to us.

The film itself is best described as imperfect jewels - romantic, beautiful scenes and decors, and a capable cast. For some reason it doesn't completely come together as it should. I would still like a DVD version, for no other reason than posterity.


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