in about 100 words or less
France 107m, Colour
Director: Jean-Marie Poiré; Cast: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Valérie Lemercier, Christian Bujeau
Les Visiteurs is a hilarious comedic time travelling fantasy that places the brave Count of Montmirail and his lowly servant into modern-day France. As characters out of their time, Reno and Clavier are dirty filthy travellers who find themselves in a series of hilarious predicaments as they look for a way back to AD 1123. Unnecessarily remade in 2001 as The Visitors, with Clavier and Reno reprising their original roles, Les Visiteurs is superior in a number of ways, including its more eccentric supporting characters (Klaus Ming March 2015).