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The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
"Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec" (original title)

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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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Justin de Saint-Hubert
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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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Traître égyptien
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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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A French adventures / fantasy great.
5 February 2011 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Well, I love Luc Bessons fantasies, and The Fifth element is one of my all time favorites. If you love that film, just run and see this one, and never mind what the high brow critics have to say. I have not read Tardi's novels, though I'd like to, but my French level is inadequate. Even though, I can not help feeling the spirit of the original was kept, though of course some plots were added. Being a Francophile certainly helps enjoying this romp, but surely is not necessary. I watched it with my 10 year old children and we enjoyed the film equally. The production values and costumes especially are gorgeous, and I just love that Besson sense of humor. Although sometimes a bit juvenile, or slapstic I'll take it any way it comes. I heard the movie did not do well at the box office in France and just can not understand why, I do hope it gets a wider worldwide release and certainly hope there is a sequel.


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