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A corrupt Vazeer (Minister) tries to get rid of the Caliph and gets away with every conspiracy until..

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Arno Chevrier ...
Jacques Villeret ...
Fred Jaspart ...
Le prince sortilège
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Pullmankar
Maurice Lamy ...
Conseiller Pullmankar
Cécile Davidovici ...
Esclave douche
Mathias Jung ...
Le général Bohl
Eric Hémon ...
Le général Eparkreth
Franck Dubosc ...
Le chambellan du calife
Rufus ...
Le conseiller du calife
Sofia Essaïdi ...
Belbeth
Magloire Delcros-Varaud ...
L'eunuque en chef (as Magloire)
Mohamed Yazidi ...
Le maître du protocole
Jamal Lababsi ...
(as Jamal Laababsi)
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A corrupt Vazeer (Minister) tries to get rid of the Caliph and gets away with every conspiracy until..

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9 February 2005 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Isnogud - Der bitterböse Großwesir  »

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$3,955,041 (France) (18 February 2005)

Gross:

$16,692,288 (Europe) (4 March 2005)
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Version of Iznogoud (1995) See more »

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L'Arrabiata
Performed by Kad Merad and Olivier Baroux (as Kad & O)
Written by Patrick Braoudé (as P Braoudé) and Jacques Davidovici (as J Davidovici)
© 2004 Vertigo Productions / L'Arbre et la Colombe / Sing Sing
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Hollow scenario, no humour
13 March 2005 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

This movie is based on an old (mid 70's) french graphic novel once famous for its humour, based both on situations and on strange and funny characters name (as the main character, Vizir Iznogoud). The adaptation to cinema is a total failure. Braoudé, the writer, totally lacks of imagination. Based on the graphic novel, a continuous flow of gags, hilarious situations, references to classical movies and/or political situation are waited for. But nothing, or quite, happens. A few bad jokes, often predictable (such as the gate in the middle of the desert), a bad copy of "Asterix - Mission Cleopatra" ancient/modern conversations (the flying carpet described as a brand new car), some poor references to the movie "Pretty woman", and that's all folks! 10 (bad) jokes in a 1h30-long movie, it's poor, especially when this movie is supposed to be a comedy. I watched it in a movie-theater in a small town in France. Except, sometimes, a six-year old boy, nobody laughed! Maybe Braoudé should try another job, something which doesn't involved imagination and creative skills...


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