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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


    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

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Charles Ruault

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Yves Le Mener

    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

    Screenwriters :

    Jean-Marie Poiré, Christian Clavier

    Sound assistant :

    Sylvianne Bouget

    Editors :

    Catherine Kelber, Maguelone Pouget

    Continuity supervisors :

    Rachel Corlet, Céline Migeon

    Music Composer :

    Eric Levi

    Sound mixers :

    Bernard Leroux, Claude Villand

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    100% French

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    1 h 45 min

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    Dolby A

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    Selections (3)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1994

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

    Selection (8)

    Best Original Music : Eric Levi

    Best Supporting Actress : Valérie Lemercier

    Best Costume Design : Catherine Leterrier

    Best Film

    Best Actor : Christian Clavier

    Best Actor : Jean Reno

    Best Editing : Catherine Kelber

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


    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1994

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


    César Award for Best Supporting Actress : Valérie Lemercier