The Proprietor (1996)

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An expatriated French novelist (Jeanne Moreau) returns to Paris when she learns that her childhood home is being placed on the auction block. What she doesn't count on is that she has to ... See full summary »

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  • Christopher Cazenove and Jeanne Moreau in The Proprietor (1996)
  • Nell Carter and Jeanne Moreau in The Proprietor (1996)
  • Jeanne Moreau in The Proprietor (1996)
  • Nell Carter and Jeanne Moreau in The Proprietor (1996)
  • Josh Hamilton and Jeanne Moreau in The Proprietor (1996)
  • Sam Waterston and Jeanne Moreau in The Proprietor (1996)

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15 October 2001 | f64
| An Americanized French film
If you see this film as a tv movie chances are the broadcaster's watermark will wipe out the subtitles, another reason to buy the video. When I saw this film for the first time I thought it was another American made girl flick so I occupied myself with other things(heh heh). The closing credits intrigued me however(Sean Young, Nell Carter, Aumont, Moreau) so I rented the video. I suppose I rated this a ten because I find most European films worthy of artistic praise, which is what this is, although it is obviously trying to serve an American audience. The French, in particular, have a way with invention that sidesteps stereotyping. Older people don't appear as saints or fools. Americans don't appear as total idiots. Youth isn't always blunt and naive. And life isn't telegraphed. So an otherwise boring girl flick turns into something worth watching.

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Jean-Pierre Aumont's final film appearance.


If I Didn't Care
Written by
Jack Lawrence
Performed by Marc Tissot
Arranged by Colin Good
by kind permission of Warner Chappell Music Limited


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$113,649 (USA)

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