Release of French film Les Visiteurs : la Révolution today

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Les Visiteurs : la Révolution is the second sequel of French comedy Les Visiteurs and was released today 6 April 2016. This info may not affect you much if you are not accustomed to the French movies culture of the 1990s. Most movies from Les Visiteurs have reached outstanding scores in the box office in France thus becoming national references. Will Les Visiteurs 3 follow the same trend?


Les Visiteurs : La Révolution on screen at UGC Danton, Paris © French Moments

Les Visiteurs : La Révolution on screen at UGC Danton, Paris © French Moments

This morning as we were walking past the UGC-Danton theatre in Saint-Germain-des-Prés we noticed the poster of the film Les Visiteurs 3 : La Révolution heralding the release of a much-awaited sequel of Les Visiteurs. This popular series of French comedy films has been directed by Jean-Marie Poiré starring Jean Reno as the Count of Montmirail and Christian Clavier as Jacquouille la Fripouille his servant.

The series consists of three movies:

Les Visiteurs (1993) – 13,782,991 admissions

Les Visiteurs 2 : Les couloirs du Temps (1998) – 8,038,852 admissions

Les Visiteurs 3 : La Révolution (2016)


 

An American remake (Just Visiting) was released in 2001 starring Jean Reno, Christian Clavier and Christina Applegate which was neither successful in the US nor in France (1,219,488 admissions).


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Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations and a degree of Economics and Management.

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