Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Visitors (1993)

I am a sucker for time travel stories, especially for they deal with inevitable paradoxes that get raised.  The Visitors (1993) is a French film that I watched last night.  Think of it as the inverse of Michael Crichton's Timeline.  A French count and his vassal are transported from the 12th century to 1992.  Unlike Timeline which involves quantum remote FAXing gone awry, the time travel forward involves a senile wizard who forgets to include quail eggs in his vile concoction.  There are the usual fish out of water gags, including a Moor driving the devil's chariot (a French post office van) and the vassal discovering the French Revolution, with predictable results.  It's a funny movie, unlike TimelineI was pleased to see that it won a number of French film awards.


  1. I've seen it. Crude, vulgar, and very funny. A reminder of what our medieval forebears were really like.

    And it's good to see the French not being pretentious, for once.

  2. Jean Reno is one of those actors that makes everything he is in, better.

  3. I loved that movie! It was a lot of fun.