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Belphégor - Le fantôme du Louvre (2001)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lisa / Belphégor
Michel Serrault ...
Verlac
Frédéric Diefenthal ...
Martin
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Glenda Spender
Jean-François Balmer ...
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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Belfagor - Il fantasma del Louvre  »

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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 »

Crazy Credits

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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Version of Belphégor (1927) See more »

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Les Nuits de Belphegor
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YAY Another Ordinary Film
30 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Kind of like our version of the mummy it is about a phantom who haunts the Louvre. The writing is not that great, nor is most of the writing in films like this one in terms of hooking you into the story. It was very predictable in terms of what was to happen next. So that definitely knocks a few points from a higher vote, I personally like to wonder what happens and have a guess at what could unfold. Sophie Marceau plays Lisa a really dull nervous/anxious commonly seen before type of character, who of course gets caught up in some drama as the movie drags on to the predictable finish. This is nothing like a french cinema movie, much more like a Hollywood film. I am a big fan of foreign cinema, and Sophie Marceau and felt this film was a very average, done before kind of deal. The fact it had lots of action is one plus, because I liked that the action was the only thing that kept me going in this completely ordinary done before film. I give it an ordinary 5 out of 10, if you are going to rent foreign, rent "La Fidelite" also starring Sophie Marceau


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