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The Canterville Ghost (2016)

Le fantôme de Canterville (original title)
In the depths of a British legend, the ghost of Eleanor Canterville is condemned to haunt the castle of his family and to scare away any inhabitant. It fulfills this task perfectly, helped ... See full summary »


Yann Samuell


Oscar Wilde (novel), Yann Samuell (adaptation) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Audrey Fleurot ... Aliénor de Canterville
Michaël Youn ... Gwilherm
Michèle Laroque ... Elisabeth
Lionnel Astier ... Alain
Mathilde Daffe Mathilde Daffe ... Virginia
Julien Frison Julien Frison ... Erwan
Djelhan Wague Djelhan Wague ... Eusèbe
Luka Micheli Luka Micheli ... Zachary
Finn Bell Finn Bell ... Patron bistrot
Françoise Oriane Françoise Oriane ... Grand-mère d'Erwan
Nicole Shirer Nicole Shirer ... Mamie sourde
Chloé de Grom Chloé de Grom ... Assistante Castel-Bernier
Didier Gesquière Didier Gesquière ... Castel-Bernier
Michelangelo Marchese Michelangelo Marchese ... Gauvain
Jean-Marie Debol Jean-Marie Debol ... Agent immobilier (as Jean-Marie de Bol)


In the depths of a British legend, the ghost of Eleanor Canterville is condemned to haunt the castle of his family and to scare away any inhabitant. It fulfills this task perfectly, helped by Gwilherm, his faithful servant. But when Otis, a family fleeing Parisian life, buy the castle, Eleanor is upset because she cannot scare this tribe of the twenty-first century. Worse yet, children ridicule and parents are unaware. Only Virginia Otis, aged fifteen, moved by the fate of Canterville Ghost, will seek to deliver from curse on it. Written by Francois Mari

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Version of The Canterville Ghost (1989) See more »


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Music by Galäad Lebeaut & Matthieu Gonet
(P) 2015 Les films du 24
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So it was Oscar Wilde who invented « Beetlejuice » ? (screen)
21 May 2016 | by leplatypusSee all my reviews

When i heard about this french movie of ghosts unable to instill fear to those who enter their manor, i thought immediately to « Beetlejuice ». As it casts my best french comedy actor, Mickael Youn and the arousing Audrey Fleurot (for those who don't know her, picture an older more affirmative, more talented Kristen Stewart), it was the perfect opportunity to go to the screen and inviting my nephews along. But then, on the credits, it 's written that the movie is inspired from this old tale. It's indeed the same effects and tools that « Beetlejuice » used with a modern family and the connection with the daughter ! Here, the french production doesn't have to blush : the costumes, sets and special effects are really well done ! The movie is funny thanks to cowardly Mickael and bossy Audrey. However, this french modern family is a total failure ! Laroque is too old to play a mother and nobody can believe into her new age karma or her talent! Her husband is totally transparent,even less talented and someone should tell that earphones are the modern plague to cinema ! The adopted children are useless ! Only the daughter is OK, thus as good as a rebellious kid as Wynona was. At the end, it's an average movie with good intentions and moments but that is damaged by poor writing and terrible casting for the secondary parts !

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6 April 2016 (France) See more »

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Das Gespenst von Canterville See more »


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