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Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002)
"Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre" (original title)

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Astérix and Obélix go to Egypt to help architect Numérobis who is building a palace for Cleopatra.

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Cast

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Numérobis / Edifis
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Gérard Darmon ...
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Otis
Dieudonné ...
Caius Céplus
Mouss Diouf ...
Baba, la vigie des pirates
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Sucettalanis
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Barbe-Rouge le pirate
Jean Benguigui ...
Malococsis
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Triple Patte
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Caius Antivirus
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Storyline

The Egyptian Queen Cleopatra bets against the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, that her people are still great, even if the times of the Pharaohs has long passed. She vows (against all logic) to build a new palace for Caesar within three months. Since all her architects are either busy otherwise or too conservative in style, this ambivalent honor falls to Edifis. He is to build the palace and be covered in gold or, if not, his fate is to be eaten by crocodiles. Edifis calls upon an old friend to help him out: The fabulous Druid Getafix from Gaul, who brews a fantastic potion that gives supernatural strength. In order to help and protect the old Druid, Asterix and Obelix accompany him on his journey to Egypt. When Julius Caesar gets wind of the project succeeding, he has the building site attacked by his troops in order to win the bet and not lose face. But just like the local pirates, he hasn't counted on Asterix and Obelix. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, sensuality and mild violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 January 2002 (France)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF 327,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$122,147 (Brazil) (25 October 2002)

Gross:

$190,695 (Brazil) (1 November 2002)
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Trivia

The frames that show the pirates clinging to the wreckage of their ship are a parody of the painting "The Raft of Medusa", by Theodore Gericault and appear often in the Asterix books. See more »

Goofs

When Caius Céplus is on the hill with Antivirus, threatening Asterix and Obelix, his horse changes from brown to white and back between shots. See more »

Quotes

Numérobis: Il est où le magneau ? Ils ont mangé le magneau ?
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, a short scene is shown where Caesar is not allowed into Cleopatra's party with his 'real' name. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Get up
Written by Harald Reitinger / Uli Fisher / Vince De Georgio
Performed by Discobrothers feat. The Weathergirls
Courtesy of BEATPOWERMUSIC/BMG Music Germany
(theme song for german release)
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Best French Movie ever
26 October 2003 | by (Québec, Canada) – See all my reviews

With a joke per line, they succeeded in making a very funny movie and keep the essence of the comic books. The actors (Jamel Debouze in particular) are hilarious and play their charactors very well. Of course you need a very good level of french to understand all the jokes but they're worth the classes if you really want to have a good laugh!


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