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Belphegor: Phantom of the Louvre -- At the dawn of the new millenium, a mummy endowed with evil powers gives birth to a phantom named Belphégor who haunts the Louvre museum by night.
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A collection of artifacts from an archeological dig in Egypt are brought to the famous Louvre museum in Paris... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Sophie Marceau ... Lisa / Belphégor

Michel Serrault ... Verlac
Frédéric Diefenthal ... Martin

Julie Christie ... 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
Olivier Claverie ... Forensic surgeon

Bela Grushka ... Madame Mozovski
Rémy Roubakha ... Chief worker

Christof Veillon ... Photographer (as Christophe Veillon)
Jean-Christophe Herbeth ... Pupitror
Daniel Delabesse ... Corona bar owner
Vincent Martin ... Blanchard
Damien Eupherte ... Marco
Rémy Darcy ... Lisa's doctor
Maxime Chaput-David ... Little boy
Patrice Abbou ... Youssef
Patrick Courteix ... Sirius' doctor
Christian Hecq ... Military doctor
Nicolas Rafal ... Pizza deliver boy
Frédéric Nouhaud ... Scanner technician

Franck Amiach ... Louvre tour guide 1
Laurence Colussi ... Louvre tour guide 2
Marie-Amélie Poisson ... Louvre shop tennant
Christina Crevillén ... Teacher
Stefan Elbaum ... Pupil's father
Martine Erhel ... Museum curator
Stéphane Foenkinos ... Male nurse
Jean-Louis Annaloro ... Worker 1
Arnaud Riou ... Worker 2
Laurent Bateau ... Louvre warden

Directed by
Jean-Paul Salomé 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arthur Bernède  novel "Belphégor"
Jean-Paul Salomé 
Danièle Thompson 
Jérôme Tonnerre 

Produced by
Christine Gozlan .... executive producer
Alain Sarde .... producer
Original Music by
Bruno Coulais 
Cinematography by
Jean-François Robin 
Film Editing by
Sylvie Landra 
Casting by
Stéphane Foenkinos 
Production Design by
Michèle Abbé-Vannier  (as Michèle Abbé)
Costume Design by
Pierre Bechir 
Pierre-Yves Gayraud 
Makeup Department
Nurith Barkan .... key makeup artist
Gérard Carrissimoux .... hair stylist
Christophe Chabenet .... special makeup effects artist
Frédéric Lainé .... special makeup effects artist
Ghislaine Tortereau .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Jean-Jacques Albert .... production manager
Nicolas Fagard .... unit manager
Helene Glabeke .... post-production manager
François Menny .... unit manager
Eric Simille .... assistant unit manager
Aurélie Sterling .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Diane .... daily assistant director
David Diane .... third assistant director
Nicolas Guy .... first assistant director
Andreas Meszaros .... first assistant director: second unit
Vanya Peirani-Vignes .... second second assistant director (as Vania Peirani-Vignes)
Mathieu Thouvenot .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jean-Claude Bourdin .... first assistant art director
Jean-Claude Davignon .... assistant property master
Sabine Delouvrier .... first assistant art director
Michel Grimaud .... property master
Philippe Margottin .... property master
Elodie Martin .... second assistant art director
Antonio Nogueira .... set dresser
Maxime Rebière .... storyboard artist
Marc Sausset .... second assistant art director
Patrick Veron .... construction manager
Liliane Vos-Conil .... painter
Sound Department
Emmanuel Angrand .... assistant sound editor
Katia Boutin .... sound co-mixer
Michel Casang .... sound
Edouard d'Heucqueville .... sound mix technician
Jean-Pierre Duret .... sound
Geraldine Falieu .... assistant sound editor
Vincent Goujon .... boom operator
Judith Guittier .... assistant foley artist
Hervé Guyader .... assistant sound effects editor
Nikolas Javelle .... assistant sound editor
Gérard Lamps .... sound re-recording mixer
Philippe Lauprete .... boom operator
Anne Le Campion .... sound effects editor
Marion Lorthioir .... post-synchronization
Laurent Lévy .... foley artist
Bridget O'Driscoll .... dialogue editor
Laurent Poirier .... sound
Jérôme Thiault .... sound designer
Special Effects by
Pascal Molina .... special effects
Perrine Poirier .... special effects technician
Patricia Sayegh .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Lucie Bories .... digital compositor
Andre Brizard .... digital compositor
Alain Carsoux .... visual effects director
Céline Chotard .... modeling
Ludovic Davidian .... visual effects artist: Duboi
Séverine De Wever .... production coordinator
Stephane Deverly .... research and development
Stephane Dittoo .... digital compositor
François Dupuy .... I/O supervisor
Ludovic Fouche .... CGI artist
Rip Hampton O'Neil .... technical director
Afif Heukeshoven .... digital artist
Afif Heukeshoven .... lead matchmove artist
Alexandre Jeanneret .... digital processing technician
Abdel Ali Kassou .... scanning and printing
David Klett .... digital artist
Mathieu Le Meur .... animator
Bruno Le Provost .... 3D supervisor
Jeremie Leroux .... visual effects supervisor
Olivier Marci .... digital artist
Christophe Petit .... rigging and animation supervisor
Jean-Paul Rovela .... digital artist
Antoine Simkine .... visual effects executive producer: Duboi
Georges Tornero .... digital compositor
Daniel Trujillo .... digital artist
Daniel Trujillo .... digital compositor
Edouard Valton .... visual effects producer
Laurent Avare .... stunts
Jean-Claude Braquet .... stunts
Rémi Canaple .... assistant stunt coordinator
Rémi Canaple .... stunts
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunt coordinator
Yan Dron .... stunts
Max Garnier .... stunt driver
David Grolleau .... stunts
Sébastien Lagniez .... stunts
Stéphane Margot .... stunts
Pascal Mercuri .... stunts
Catherine Robert .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Baraillon .... electrician
Jean-Pierre Baronsky .... gaffer
Nicolas Beauchamp .... second assistant camera
Stéphane Birzin .... grip
Bernard Brégier .... key grip
Gérard Buffard .... grip
Stephane Canda .... grip
Carlos Carreira .... grip
Olivier de Pessemier .... electrician
Georges Diane .... camera operator
Eric Gallet .... grip
Pierric Gantelmi d'Ille .... first assistant camera
Etienne George .... still photographer
Renaud Monziers .... grip
Eric Nové .... grip
Yvan Quehec .... electrician
Adam Rózanski .... Steadicam operator
Damien Tessandier .... second assistant camera
Jean-Baptiste Thibaud .... Steadicam operator
David Ungaro .... second cinematographer
Yves Vandersmissen .... grip
Philippe Vigier .... electrician
Casting Department
Evy Figliolini .... extras casting
Christine Haym .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vera Boussincot .... costumer
Marie Bouvier .... costumer
Elisabeth Dordevic .... costumer
Françoise Dubois .... costumer
Aline Dupays .... costumer
Chantal Glasman .... costumer
Cyril Prebois .... costumer
Maryse Roussel .... costumer
Sophie Schaal .... costumer
Editorial Department
Juliette Garcias .... assistant editor
Soline Guyonneau .... assistant editor
Isabelle Lepicier .... assistant editor
Delphine Lermite .... assistant editor
Stanislas Moreau .... assistant editor
Music Department
Valérie Lindon .... music producer
Slim Pezin .... music supervisor
Other crew
Valérie Arroyo .... production administrator
Stéphane Aupetit .... production assistant
Laure Blaess .... production administrator
Jean-Pierre Chevallier .... location manager
Muriel Corbel .... choreographer
Marie-Jo Duchemin .... production secretary
Myriam Lainey .... script supervisor
Virginie Le Romain .... paint artist
Laurence Lemaire-Bazi .... script supervisor
Nathalie Radovic .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Nathalie Radovic .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Belphégor - Le fantôme du Louvre" - France (original title)
"Belphecor: Curse of the Mummy" - Philippines (English title)
"Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre" - Europe (English title)
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97 min
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A team of 20 artists took four months to complete the film's visual effects.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Derrick" (1974)See more »
Les Nuits de BelphegorSee more »


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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Things that Go Bump in the Night, 12 May 2010
Author: Dries Vermeulen (Nodriesrespect) from Brugge, Belgium

A three thousand year old mummy wreaking havoc in the famous Louvre Museum in Paris was the subject of a popular French TV series for youngsters from the '60s, starring legendary chanteuse Juliette Gréco. Now, young director – who undoubtedly grew up with the show – Jean-Paul Salomé, who would go on to make the equally nostalgic ARSENE LUPIN with Continental matinée idol du jour Romain Duris, has turned this pivotal childhood experience into an expensive and undeniably good-looking multiplex blockbuster. The elaborate CGI alone must have eaten up a considerable chunk of the budget.

Erstwhile centerpiece Gréco even does a brief walk-on for those in the know during an atmospheric cemetery scene where she makes fleeting eye contact with replacement Sophie Marceau, a talented thespian best known to US audiences for her purely decorative turn in Mel Gibson's supremely silly BRAVEHEART. Though obviously aimed at family audiences, this fairly old-fashioned adventure yarn will please moms and dads rather than their offspring who have become accustomed to far more gruesome sights than the extremely mild horrors on display here.

For the uninitiated, this intentionally naive mix of scares and chuckles should prove something of a disconcerting experience. For example, in spite of its 1935 Egypt prologue, complete with a tomb desecration whose perpetrators wind up swiftly dispatched, the movie draws less inspiration from old Universal or Hammer mummy chillers than from a long line of possession flicks ranging from the modest WITCHBOARD series to the landmark EXORCIST, with Marceau as beleaguered heroine Lisa, unwilling vessel to the embalmed one's vengeful spirit, doing a PG version of Linda Blair's finest hour for the film's grand finale. More importantly for a pervert like myself, she also bares her shapely butt and (right) boob on separate occasions, just so you won't forget this is a French film after all ! Diminutive heart-throb Frédéric Diefenthal, who rose to prominence playing the clumsy policeman hero of the wildly popular TAXI movies with Samy Naceri, also registers strongly as her frequently beaten up romantic foil. Dependable old timer Michel Serrault (forever swishy Alban from the original LA CAGE AUX FOLLES) gets all the best lines as a retired cop turned security expert and even a halfway decent farcical romance with bumbling Egyptologist Julie Christie, the latter handling her French dialog in disarming Laurel & Hardy fashion.

Once viewers can get past the fact that this movie's not intended to scare the living daylights out of them – though the image of the diabolical Belphégor in full ceremonial burial dress hovering through the museum corridors has an eerie Jean Rollin poetry to it – they can fully enjoy this handsomely mounted horror comedy for its ingratiating performances, amiably ludicrous set pieces and stunningly shot Paris settings with all tourist traps present and accounted for. A genuinely haunting score by then fledgling composer Bruno Coulais, who of course went on to write the music for the immensely successful LES CHORISTES, provides the icing on the cake.

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