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Astérix et Cléopâtre (1968)

Popular animated hero Asterix and his faithful sidekick Obelix travel to ancient Egypt to help Cleopatra build a new summer home. Cleopatra and Julius Caesar have made a bet, with Caesar ... See full summary »

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René Goscinny (comic book), Albert Uderzo (comic book) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Carel ... Astérix (voice)
Jacques Morel Jacques Morel ... Obélix (voice)
Micheline Dax Micheline Dax ... Cléopâtre (voice)
Jacques Balutin Jacques Balutin ... Tournevis (voice)
Jacques Bodoin Jacques Bodoin ... (voice)
Maurice Chevit Maurice Chevit ... (voice)
Claude Dasset Claude Dasset ... (voice)
Pierre Garin Pierre Garin ... (voice)
Olivier Hussenot Olivier Hussenot ... (voice)
Bernard Lavalette Bernard Lavalette ... Le narrateur / Amonbofis (voice)
Rodolphe Marcilly Rodolphe Marcilly ... (voice)
Joel Noel Joel Noel ... (voice)
Jean Parédès Jean Parédès ... Jules César (voice)
Alfred Personne Alfred Personne ... (voice)
Lucien Raimbourg Lucien Raimbourg ... Panoramix (voice)
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Storyline

Popular animated hero Asterix and his faithful sidekick Obelix travel to ancient Egypt to help Cleopatra build a new summer home. Cleopatra and Julius Caesar have made a bet, with Caesar wagering the project cannot be completed in a few weeks time. With the help of a magic potion, Asterix comes to the rescue of the Queen of the Nile as Caesar and an angry architect plot against them. Written by Anonymous

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Astérix meets the Queen of the Nile!


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Official Sites:

asterix .com [France]

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asterix and Cleopatra See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Belvision,Dargaud Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

First published in serial form in Pilote magazine, issues 215-257, in 1963. See more »

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In the Roman Age, the body of the Great Sphinx of Giza was buried in sand. See more »

Alternate Versions

As a bonus feature for the German DVD release, each Asterix film was given a new dubbing in a German dialect. This film was dubbed in Hessian. See more »

Connections

Followed by Astérix et le coup du menhir (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Quand l'Appétit va, Tout va
Music by Gérard Calvi
Lyrics by Pierre Tchernia
Performed by Roger Carel and Jacques Morel
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Not brilliant, but it's a faithful adaptation of the book
9 April 2002 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

When an argument between Caesar and Cleopatra over Egyptian ability turns into a bet, an architect is charged to build a palace for Caesar. The architect turns to Getafix, Asterix and Obelix to help him with the construction. However with a rival architect and the Roman empire seeking to stop Caesar losing the bet Asterix et al have more on their hands than they reckoned for.

The story is yet again faithful to the book, even opening and closing on the original cartoon itself. It doesn't manage to bring all the jokes out of the book as it could have done but it is still pretty good. The animation is solid and stays close to the source in style.

The characters are quite good, however their voices sound the same at times and don't match their roles too well – Obelix sounds less dopey this time but Asterix still sounds too squeaky. The downside, watching it now, is that the racist stereotypes are really crude – the black characters are dark with huge rubber lips. But I suppose at the time nothing was thought of it and we should take it in the spirit it was intended.

The musical numbers are OK –there aren't too many so the film isn't slowed down. The bets one is a sort of warning against anorexia with the lines `If you're off your food, you're ill' and `when you're eating well you're well'!

Overall it's not brilliant, but it's a faithful adaptation of the book and manages to bring some of the wit and charm of the characters out.


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