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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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Inspecteur Albert Caponi
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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)
Gérard Chaillou ...
Président Armand Fallières
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Ferdinand Choupard
Claire Pérot ...
Nini les Gambettes
François Chattot ...
Raymond Pointrenaud
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Le chauffeur Pointrenaud
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Aziz
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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14 April 2010 (France)  »

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Adèle and the Secret of the Mummy  »

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€25,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The helper in this film and in the opening scenes in The Fifth Element, another Luc Besson film, is named Aziz. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Crazy Credits

In the credits there is a little story about the great wildlife hunter after he shot the prehistoric pterodactyl. See more »

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La Valse des faubourgs
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Tardi in the cinema
7 February 2011 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I am a Tardi fan. The comics by his hand are unique. I read the books in Dutch. The translator also changed the names of the characters from French to Dutch. In order to help the reader to understand the meaning. F.i. Adele Blanc-Sec is changed to Isabelle Avondrood. No problem. I still reread them. But now the movie. It is well made and entertaining. That one expect from Luc Besson. But there are some flaws, that the reader notices at once. Like another critic already wrote: the story is a mix of two of the novels and some Egyptian story lines. The actress playing Adele is kind of Rachel Weisz in the Mummy or one of Indiana Jones' sidekicks. That is a pity. Because the real Adele is sarcastic, a little bohemian and not really pretty. She dresses almost shabby. The storyline in the books show a France that is not so nice as the movie makes us believe. The policemen are incompetent, have no trouble beating up prisoners, lunatic scientists roam the street or hang out in the catacombs under the city. Homicidal maniacs want Adele dead, the Great War is not depicted as a heroic event, but one that left an nation with numerous deaths and invalids. That is the atmosphere in the books. And that is something I really miss in the movie. But, like I said already: it is good entertainment.


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