"You owe the Public Treasury the sum of 1,991,753 euros - And all you have for good is the Château de Neuville, a decrepit shack that you live in with your large family ..." Several solutions are available to Count Charles Valerand d'Arbac de Neuville, his wife Solange, née Poitou Castilla de la Taupinière, as well as their ascendants and descendants in a more or less direct line: Flight abroad, Cosmetic surgery, The change of name, A spread of their debts over 271 years, Suicide - They will therefore attempt the impossible (with the notable exception of work) to preserve their ruined castle, symbol of a fragile and nevertheless tenacious existence - Then begins a journey of initiation, identity and wacky at the center of real life - A banker with fragile nerves, an aristophobic bailiff, upstart nobles, tight-knit cousins, very common transport - Today, only the Nobility is Revolutionary.
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from many others. no surprises, no revelations. only a simple story about the clash between old world and modern society. and an ironic portrait of France. it is one of films useful after a long hard work day. nothing memorable and the story seems be a mix of improvisation and pretext for the humor. family, golden past covered by the need of money, a love story and the war between generations, a castle and extravagant plans about it, lies and the delicate truth, solutions and the pink end. a film like a party. full of guests and gifts and music. but nothing more, in essence, than a soap ball. a virtue - not the most inspired but real nice reference to the aristocrats against the pressure of contemporary challenges.
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