The Visitors: Bastille Day

The Visitors: Bastille Day

Theatrical release poster
Les Visiteurs : La Révolution
Directed by Jean-Marie Poiré
Produced by Christian Clavier
Sidonie Dumas
Jean-Marie Poiré
Written by Jean-Marie Poiré
Christian Clavier
Starring Christian Clavier
Jean Reno
Marie-Anne Chazel
Franck Dubosc
Karin Viard
Sylvie Testud
Music by Eric Lévi
Cinematography Stéphane Le Parc
Edited by Philippe Bourgueil
Ouille Productions
TF1 Films Production
Nexus Factory
Okko Productions
Distributed by Gaumont
Release dates
  • 6 April 2016 (2016-04-06)
Running time
110 minutes
Country France
Czech Republic
Language French
Budget $24.8 million
Box office $16.7 million[1]

The Visitors: Bastille Day (original title: Les Visiteurs : La Révolution) is a 2016 French-Belgian-Czech comedy film directed by Jean-Marie Poiré.

It is the third film in the trilogy Les Visiteurs, following The Visitors II: The Corridors of Time released eighteen years earlier in 1998. The first film in the series was released twenty-three years earlier in 1993.

The film was produced by Sidonie Dumas (Gaumont), Sylvain Goldberg and Serge de Poucques (Nexus Factory), Christian Clavier (Ouille Productions) and Jean-Marie Poiré. Poiré also co-wrote the script with Christian Clavier, as was also the case for the two previous films.

Only three actors from the two previous films appear in this third one, Christian Clavier, Jean Reno and Marie-Anne Chazel. Of those three actors, only Reno and Clavier play the same characters that they played in the previous films, namely the medieval knight Godefroy de Montmirail and his squire Jacquouille la Fripouille. They are accompanied by new protagonists played by Franck Dubosc, Karin Viard, Sylvie Testud, Ary Abittan, Alex Lutz and Pascal Nzonzi.

Filmed from April to June 2015 in the Czech Republic and Belgium, the film is with the remake Just Visiting (2001) the second film in the franchise not to have been filmed in France. It also marked the return of Jean-Marie Poiré to film directing after a long break of almost fourteen years. The Visitors: Bastille Day is a commercial failure in France.[2]


The time-traveling medieval knight Godefroy de Montmirail and his servant Jacquouille la Fripouille arrive in 1793, in the middle of the French Revolution, and find themselves caught up in the Reign of Terror. They meet Jacquouillet, the descendant of Jacquouille and public accuser. Godefroy also meets one of his own descendants who is trying to escape the Revolution. Godefroy and his squire help him to escape. They also attempt to find a descendant of the Enchanter, who sent them forward in time in the first place, so that they can to go back to their own time.



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