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

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  30 January 2002 (France)
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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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Dieudonné ...
Caius Céplus
Mouss Diouf ...
Baba, la vigie des pirates
Barbe-Rouge le pirate
Jean Benguigui ...
Triple Patte
Caius Antivirus


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

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Release Date:

30 January 2002 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra  »

Box Office


FRF 327,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$97,298 (Finland) (25 January 2002)


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

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Did You Know?


Some of the hieroglyphics in the movie can be translated this way: 'If you can read this, you are an Egyptologist'. See more »


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Amonbofis: Débrouille toi pour que ces pierres n'arrivent jamais au chantier. Pas de pierre, pas de construction. Pas de construction, pas de palais. Pas de palais... pas de palais.
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Way better than the first movie
5 April 2005 | by (Laval, Canada) – See all my reviews

I was lucky to see this sequel before the original because i'm not sure i would have gone out of my way to see it if the contrary had been true. I found "Mission Cléopâtre" better than it's predecessor for different reasons, but the major one is this : it was almost word for word an adaptation of one book not an amalgam like the first movie. The physical resemblance of some characters to their animated self were very funny especially the bad guy (who's name is escaping me, but he's the other architect). I don't know how this movie played in English; my first language is french so i didn't have that problem... I imagine some of the jokes weren't that easy to translate. I've learned something with years it's better to watch a movie with the subtitles than with the dubbing maybe you wont understand what is said, but you wont lose the rhythm and i think that's important too. I would recommend this movie to anyone who really loves "Astérix et Obélix".

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