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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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Président Armand Fallières
Serge Bagdassarian ...
Ferdinand Choupard
Claire Pérot ...
Nini les Gambettes
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Le chauffeur Pointrenaud
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Aziz
Mohamed Aroussi ...
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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€25,000,000 (estimated)
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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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A fantastic, lighthearted movie
25 November 2010 | by (Phoenix, Arizona United States) – See all my reviews

I found this film to be highly entertaining. I wasn't aware of it's comic book origins, but they come as no surprise. I did have high expectations having enjoyed most every movie I've seen by Luc Besson. In that, it did not disappoint.

This is not a movie you will be taking seriously. But there's the charm that you'd find in french director Jeunet's films (like Amélie or City of Lost Children) but without the smarm of Micmacs. Also at work here is Besson's great use of expressive, diverse faces and superb sets and costumes like in his The 5th Element. A few charming plot twists that would never come from a Hollywood film and you've got a ticket to a highly entertaining movie.

Louise Bourgoin is excellent in the lead role. She fits marvelously into this detailed 1911 and is both charming and resourceful. I hope to see her again.

Overall I came into this film not expecting much but started grinning in the first ten minutes and left with a smile. It's not without plot holes and some occasional barely passable special effects. But it's got heart, whimsy and a steampunk Paris that delights the imagination.


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