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Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)

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An adventure set in the early part of the 20th century and focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions.

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Inspecteur Albert Caponi
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Marie-Joseph Espérandieu
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Le professeur Ménard
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Andrej Zborowski
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Agathe Blanc-Sec (as Laure de Clermont)
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Ferdinand Choupard
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Nini les Gambettes
François Chattot ...
Raymond Pointrenaud
Stanislas De la Tousche ...
Le chauffeur Pointrenaud
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Mohamed Aroussi ...
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Desperate to cure her near catatonic sister, intrepid authoress Adèle Blanc-Sec braves ancient Egyptian tombs and modern Egyptian lowlife to locate a mummified doctor and get him back to Paris. Her hope is that oddball Professor Espérandieu will then use his unusual powers to bring the doctor back to life so he, in turn, can use his centuries-old skills on the unfortunate sister. In Paris however Espérandieu is already causing mayhem, having brought to life what was a safe museum egg but is now a very active pterodactyl. Paris 1911 may not be the healthiest place to be. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Rated PG for some violence, language, brief sensuality and rude humor | See all certifications »

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€25,000,000 (estimated)
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The helper in this film and in the opening scenes in The Fifth Element, another Luc Besson film, is named Aziz. See more »

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Near the opening scenes, immediately after the can-can scene, when Mr Ferdinand Choupard arrives in front of the Jeanne D'Arc monument, the speaker says he's in the "place des pyramides" but it appears the place got this name only in 5 January 1932: in 1911, at the time when the story goes, its name was still "place de Rivoli". See more »

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The initial credits show Egyptian figures next to the names the contributors. The figures are based on traditional Egyptian art, but with modifications reflecting the role of the person name in the credit e.g. carrying musical instruments or a power lead. The figures 'morph' between credits. See more »


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Written by Ferdinand-Louis Benech and Désiré Berniaux
Performed by Marcelly
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A Highly Entertaining and Funny Adventure
9 February 2013 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In 1911, in Paris, the bold journalist Adèle Blanc-Sec (Louise Bourgoin) is assigned by her editor to travel to Peru to write about the Incas, but she goes to Egypt instead to seek out the mummy of a doctor of Ramses II to bring him to Paris. Adèle has an agreement with Professor Marie-Joseph Espérandieu (Jacky Nercessian) that has the ability of bringing the dead back to life to resurrect the doctor to heel her twin sister Agathe Blanc-Sec (Laure de Clermont), who has been catatonic and paraplegic for five years due to an accident caused by Adèle. However, Professor Espérandieu is arrested in prison and sentenced to death after bringing to life a pterodactyl from an ancient egg in Louvre that caused the death of three persons. Now the last hope of Agathe is that Adèle saves Professor Espérandieu from the guillotine.

"Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec" is a highly entertaining and funny adventure by Luc Besson. Last week, I was zapping the television and I saw the last part of the adventure of Adèle Blanc- Sec. Today I have just watched this movie on DVD with my family and we really enjoyed the story. The weird and bizarre characters slightly recall the surrealism of Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet in "Delicatessen and "La Cité des Enfants Perdus". My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "As Múmias do Faraó"("The Mummies of the Pharaoh")


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