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A modern farce about medieval life, this is a time-travel comedy by French director Jean-Marie Poire. A 12th-century nobleman, Godefroy (Jean Reno), and his squire Jacquouille (Christian Clavier) are the victims of a mistake by an aging wizard. While trying to work another spell, the sorcerer accidentally transports the pair to the late 20th century. To his great dismay, Godefroy finds that his family is now poor and has sold their estate to Jacquouille's rich descendants, including Jacquart (also played by Clavier). The insensitive new owners plan to turn the castle into a modern hotel. Meanwhile, the sorcerer asks his own descendant for help in trying to get his charges to return back to medieval times. The film, which details with comic precision the differences in manners and technology between the two eras, was a huge hit in France. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Academy of Cinema Valérie Lemercier Best Supporting Actress 1993 Winner

Cast

Christian Clavier
as Jacquart
Christian Clavier
as Jacquouille
Jean Reno
as Hubert de Montmirail
Valérie Lemercier
as Beatrice
Valérie Lemercier
as Frenegonde
Marie-Anne Chazel
as la Clocharde
Christian Bujeau
as Jean-Pierre
Isabelle Nanty
as Fabienne Morlot
Didier Pain
as Louis VI
Anna Gaylor
Jean-Pierre Clami
Jean-Luc Caron
Gerard Sety
as Edgar Bernay
Didier Benureau
as Intern
Eric Averlant
Claire Magnin
Madeleine Marie
Michel Peyrelon
as Edouard Bernay
Pierre Aussedat
as Chief Sergeant Morlet
Jean-Paul Muel
as Marechal des Logis Gibon
Francois Lalande
as Priest
Pierre Vial
as Monsieur Ferdinand
Pierre Vial
as Wizard Eusebius

Crew

Jean-Marie Poire
Director
Alain Poiré
Producer
Alain Terzian
Producer
Jean-Marie Poire
Screenwriter
Eric Levi
Composer (Music Score)
Catherine Kelber
Editor
Hugues Tissandier
Production Designer
Catherine Leterrier
Costume Designer
Paul Gueu
First Assistant Director
Pitof
Visual Effects Supervisor
Muriel Baurens
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