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Quarter to Two Before Jesus Christ (1982)

Deux heures moins le quart avant Jésus-Christ (original title)
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Rahatlocum is a North African Roman colony where Julius Caesar came to spend an expensive holiday. The revolt rumbles among the small people who find a leader in the person of Ben-Hur Marcel.

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Jean Yanne

Writer:

Jean Yanne (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Coluche ... Ben-Hur Marcel / Aminemephet
Michel Serrault ... César
Jean Yanne ... Paulus
Françoise Fabian ... Laetitia
Michel Auclair ... Le consul Demetrius
Mimi Coutelier ... Cléopâtre
Darry Cowl ... Faucuius
Paul Préboist ... Le gardien du lion
Daniel Emilfork ... Tatouius
André Pousse ... Un centurion
Michel Constantin ... Le secutor
Philippe Clay ... Le héraut
José Artur José Artur ... Reginus
Yves Mourousi Yves Mourousi
Léon Zitrone Léon Zitrone
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Rahatlocum is a North African Roman colony where Julius Caesar came to spend an expensive holiday. The revolt rumbles among the small people who find a leader in the person of Ben-Hur Marcel.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 October 1982 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Die verrücktesten 90 Minuten vor Christi Geburt See more »

Filming Locations:

Monastir, Tunisia

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Ceasar as seen better days
16 December 2002 | by LeRoyMarkoSee all my reviews

Mediocre comedy set just before the arrival of Christ. Ceasar is preparing to receive Cleopatra. But the people is not happy with Ceasar's governance. There's some good scene, like the gladiators going on strike because they want better work conditions. Funny also to see that they had television at the time! Also, the advertisement during the circus. But there's also tasteless humor in this one. I mean, come on, the whole scene with Ceasar being gay. It's so typical of the bad taste comedies from the 80's. And the scene goes on, and on, and on. I almost fell asleep. Michel Serrault's talent is wasted as Ceasar. And Coluche's character is not too inspiring neither.

Out of 100, I give it 67. That's good for *½ out of ****.

Seen at home, in Toronto, on December 10th, 2002.


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