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Belphégor - Le fantôme du Louvre (2001)

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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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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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Juliette Gréco's appearance is a nod to her leading role in the popular 1965 television adaptation of Arthur Bernède's novel, Belphegor (1965). 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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References Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »

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A pretty well balanced film
12 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked this film I saw it with English language not in French I'm not sure if it makes a difference but I liked it I enjoyed the characters and the effects were done well enough the story translated well and it was great to see the Louvre used in another film I've never been there but it looks nice although I would hope it isn't that easy to walk into in the middle of the night, I also enjoyed seeing Sophie Marceau she looks just as pretty as I remember her from Braveheart if not a little older but just as beautiful and I also enjoyed the rest of the cast as well. It was better than the usual crap we get here in the U.S. The title is a little tough to remember but the movie is worth watching in any case. I was not aware of any television series attached to this film so in that regard it still works as a stand alone film without the need to have seen the series.


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