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Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002)

Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre (original title)
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Astérix and Obélix go to Egypt to help architect Numérobis who is building a palace for Cleopatra.

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Alain Chabat

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René Goscinny (comic book "Astérix et Cléopatre"), Albert Uderzo (comic book "Astérix et Cléopatre") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Obélix
Christian Clavier ... Astérix
Jamel Debbouze ... Numérobis
Monica Bellucci ... Cléopâtre
Alain Chabat ... Jules César
Claude Rich ... Panoramix
Gérard Darmon ... Amonbofis
Edouard Baer ... Otis
Dieudonné Dieudonné ... Caius Céplus
Mouss Diouf Mouss Diouf ... Baba, la vigie des pirates
Marina Foïs ... Sucettalanis
Bernard Farcy ... Barbe-Rouge le pirate
Jean Benguigui Jean Benguigui ... Malococsis
Michel Crémadès ... Triple Patte
Jean-Paul Rouve ... Caius Antivirus
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Storyline

The Egyptian Queen Cleopatra bets against the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, that her people are still great, even if the times of the Pharaohs has long passed. She vows (against all logic) to build a new palace for Caesar within three months. Since all her architects are either busy otherwise or too conservative in style, this ambivalent honor falls to Edifis. He is to build the palace and be covered in gold or, if not, his fate is to be eaten by crocodiles. Edifis calls upon an old friend to help him out: The fabulous Druid Getafix from Gaul, who brews a fantastic potion that gives supernatural strength. In order to help and protect the old Druid, Asterix and Obelix accompany him on his journey to Egypt. When Julius Caesar gets wind of the project succeeding, he has the building site attacked by his troops in order to win the bet and not lose face. But just like the local pirates, he hasn't counted on Asterix and Obelix. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, sensuality and mild violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France | Germany

Language:

French | Arabic | Cantonese | Latin | German

Release Date:

30 January 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF 327,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,081,354 (France), 25 January 2002

Gross USA:

$3,115,188

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,127,553
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DTS | Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At the end of the movie the character Otis creates some sort of an elevator in the palace Numerobis built. In real life, Otis is a name of an elevator company. See more »

Goofs

The stack of Roman helmets that Obelix collects during the final battle changes. See more »

Quotes

Obélix: These new Romans are better. They fly better.
Astérix: Yes, their helmets are more aerodynamic.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, Amonbofis, still crushed in the wall, is asking for help. See more »

Alternate Versions

The entirety of the movie's Hungarian dub was written in playful, rhyming prose, with a host of newly added puns. See more »

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Best French Movie ever
26 October 2003 | by thesummer_ismagicSee all my reviews

With a joke per line, they succeeded in making a very funny movie and keep the essence of the comic books. The actors (Jamel Debouze in particular) are hilarious and play their charactors very well. Of course you need a very good level of french to understand all the jokes but they're worth the classes if you really want to have a good laugh!


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