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The Visitors

The Visitors

A Feature film by Jean-Marie Poiré

Produced by Gaumont, Alter Films

Release in France : 27/01/1993

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In the year of our Lord 1122, Louis VI, King of France, promoted Sir Godefroy de Papincourt to the rank of Count of Montmirail, for having saved the king's life during an ambush. The new count was also awarded the hand of Frénégonde de Pouille. As he was leaving the battlefield to meet his betrothed, he encountered a dreaded witch, whom he arrested. In revenge, she threw a spell on the count, inducing him to kill his fiancée's father with his crossbow. In desperation, the count seeks out the sorcerer Eusabius, who suggests that the unfortunate man travel in time to undo his mistake. Both the count and his squire, Jacquouille La Fripouille, drink a magic potion. Eusabius, unfortunately, got the dosage wrong, and the two knights find themselves in the year 1992. They therefore confront the most terrible of trials: surviving in an era where everything is incomprehensible to them. They attempt to communicate in archaic language, and try to get back home by all possible means. They decide to locate Montmirail Castle, the only familiar object in the distressingly altered landscape...

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Executive Producer :

Alain Terzian

Screenwriters :

Jean-Marie Poiré, Christian Clavier

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Charles Ruault

Press Attaché (film) :

Dominique Segall

Sound Editor :

Jean Goudier

Production Designer :

Hugues Tissandier

Costume designer :

Catherine Leterrier

Still Photographer :

Jérôme Prebois

Assistant directors :

Gilles Bannier, Francis de Gueltzl, Paul Gueu, Gary Saint-Martin

Director of Photography :

Jean-Yves Le Mener

Sound assistant :

Sylvianne Bouget

Editors :

Catherine Kelber, Maguelone Pouget

Continuity supervisor :

Rachel Corlet

Music Composer :

Eric Levi

Sound mixers :

Bernard Leroux, Claude Villand

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Feature film

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100% French

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1 h 45 min

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Dolby A

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Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1994

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1994)

Selection (8)

Best Editing : Catherine Kelber

Best Actor : Jean Reno

Best Actor : Christian Clavier

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Christian Clavier, Jean-Marie Poiré

Best Film

Best Costume Design : Catherine Leterrier

Best Original Music : Eric Levi

Best Supporting Actress : Valérie Lemercier


Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1994

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1994)


Cesar Award for Best Supporting Actress : Valérie Lemercier