This sounds way better than the movie I recently watched at my friend Veronique's request. I should have watched Brancaleone alle crociate
! Well, she knew who John Ford was before I needed to describe him, so I took her word on this movie.
or Just Visiting
, this was an OK low comedy, made special by the ever talented Jean Reno, who seems to be able to lift even the most patently ridiculous films to a new level. It's about a very noble knight who travels forward in time in order to redeem himself for a mistake in his own past. It was funny, if you like a lot of jokes about bodily smells and functions. Reno remained hilariously single-minded and serious while the knockabout stuff was left to his valet or servant, Christian Clavier, who gets the last laugh, so to speak. It's very predictable, though there are a couple of spins in the plot that work well, like the ending, which is funny but rather cruel. I would say there was nothing remarkable about it, except for Reno and the exceptionally good translation of the subtitles.