Les 1001 nuits (1990) - Rotten Tomatoes

Les 1001 nuits (1990)

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The tale of this movie is familiar enough, Sheherazade (Catherine Zeta-Jones) has been married to a ruler (Thierry Lhermitte) who wants many wives, but only one at a time. Consequently, as soon as he has bedded them, he has them put to death. In most retellings, the girl staves off this unfortunate conclusion by putting off the connubial event for a thousand and one nights, telling irresistable stories instead. In this one, she gets hold of a magic lamp and acquires a genie named Jimmy Genius (Gerard Jugnot) from the 20th century, who helps her escape and avoid recapture a thousand and one ways, by providing her with airplanes, cars, and other twentieth-century magical devices. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast

Gérard Jugnot
as The Genie
Roger Carel
as The Great Vizier
Georges Montillier
as The Executioner
Eric Metayer
as Abdullah
Maurice Lane
as Mr. Wilson
Raymond Aquilon
as The Grand Eunuch
Florence Pelly
as The Grand Vizier's Daughter
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