The Proprietor


1h 53m 1996

Brief Synopsis

After spending thirty years in New York, a revered French expatriate author returns to Paris and the home in which she lived with her mother before the German Occupation separated the two of them forever. The author, in her 60s, is confronted by two cultures, American and French; two time periods, the past and present, and relationships with friends and lovers old and new as she attempts to re-consider her life and memories.

Film Details

Also Known As
Proprietaire, La, Proprietor
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Romance
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Cannes, France; Paris, France; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

After spending thirty years in New York, a revered French expatriate author returns to Paris and the home in which she lived with her mother before the German Occupation separated the two of them forever. The author, in her 60s, is confronted by two cultures, American and French; two time periods, the past and present, and relationships with friends and lovers old and new as she attempts to re-consider her life and memories.

Film Details

Also Known As
Proprietaire, La, Proprietor
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Romance
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Cannes, France; Paris, France; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States October 25, 1996

Limited Release in United States October 9, 1996

Released in United States Fall October 9, 1996

Released in United States October 1996

Released in United States on Video April 8, 1997

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 10-20, 1996.

Some additional photography took place in Cannes, France prior to the start of principal photography.

Producer Ismail Merchant marked his feature directorial debut with "In Custody" (UK/USA/1994).

Began shooting July 9, 1995.

Completed shooting mid September 1995.

Released in United States on Video April 8, 1997

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 10-20, 1996.)

Limited Release in United States October 9, 1996

Released in United States Fall October 9, 1996

Expanded Release in United States October 25, 1996