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Belphegor: Phantom of the Louvre (2001)

Belphégor - Le fantôme du Louvre (original title)
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A collection of artifacts from an archeological dig in Egypt are brought to the famous Louvre museum in Paris, and while experts are using a laser scanning device to determine the age of a ... See full summary »

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Lisa / Belphégor
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Verlac
Frédéric Diefenthal ...
Martin
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Glenda Spender
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Bertrand Faussier
Patachou ...
Geneviève
Lionel Abelanski ...
Simonnet
Françoise Lépine ...
Suzanne Dupré
François Levantal ...
Mangin
Jacques Martial ...
Félix
Philippe Maymat ...
Bob
Pierre Aussedat ...
Pierre Desfontaines
Matteo Vallon ...
Cemetary employee
Jean-Claude Bolle-Reddat ...
Cemetary warden
Juliette Gréco ...
Woman in the cemetary
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A collection of artifacts from an archeological dig in Egypt are brought to the famous Louvre museum in Paris, and while experts are using a laser scanning device to determine the age of a sarcophagus, a ghostly spirit escapes and makes its way into the museum's electrical system. Museum curator Faussier (Jean-Francois Balmer) brings in a noted Egyptologist, Glenda Spencer, to examine the findings, and she announces that the mummy inside the coffin was actually the evil spirit Belphegor. Lisa, who lives across the street from the museum, follows her runaway cat into the museum after closing time, where she is accidentally given a shock that sends the stray spirit into her body. Soon, Lisa is disguising herself as Belphegor and making off with the rare Egyptian treasures on display at the museum, convinced that they are rightfully hers. When "Belphegor" proves more than a match for the Louvre's security forces, renowned detective Verlac is brought out of retirement to find out why the ... Written by Anonymous

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4 April 2001 (France)  »

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FRF 105,000,000 (estimated)
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The first fiction film to be allowed to shoot inside the renowned Louvre museum in Paris. Previously only documentaries like had been shot there. See more »

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After the music credits: "This music participates to the endangered pharaonic instrument: EL ARGHOULE." The credits acknowledge an "el arghoule" player. See more »

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Features Belphegor (1965) See more »

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the lesser of all Belphégors
6 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After putting a mummy in a local museum goes through the cat-scan, a metal object in it's brain reacts adversely to the procedure, thus freeing the spirit,or phantom if you will, of the mummy, Belphegor. Due to convenient circumstances, Lisa, who lives close to the museum finds herself possessed by the evil spirit. Soon enough she's stealing the museum's Egyptian treasures out from under their nose. Detective Verlac comes out of retirement to catch the supernatural thief.

This is a serviceable enough, if you haven't seen any other incarnations of "Belphégor" before. If you have, I recommend skipping this particular version as it can't help but pale in comparison to the others despite the nice locals and scenery.It plays out like a (slightly) higher budgeted Sci-Fi Original film, and I don't really mean that as a compliment.

Eye Candy: Sophie Marceau shows ass & side boob

My Grade: C-

DVD Extras: none


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