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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

Writers:

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 ... 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:

24 June 2005 (USA) 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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The purposely poorly-drawn picture of Asterix and Obelix on the pirate's parchment was actually rendered by series creator/artist Albert Uderzo. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Numérobis: Vous connaissez Panoramisme ? C'est un droïde.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, a short scene is shown where Caesar is not allowed into Cleopatra's party with his 'real' name. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the usual Miramax way, approx. 20 minutes were cut from the English dubbed version. Removed were many of Gérard Depardieu's scenes as well as all references made to Cleopatra's nose. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Shooting Stars (2002) See more »

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Exclusively French, but Monica is awesome
21 February 2002 | by soringaxSee all my reviews

You cannot be seeing the same movie if you didn't grow up in France (or spent at least 10 years there, like me). I don't know if it will ever make it outside French cultural borders (I include Belgium and Luxembourg here). You cannot translate its kind of fun - every name is joke (how many people outside Paris would understand the pun in "Couloirdebus", the name of one of the Roman legionnaires ?). However Monica Bel(l?)ucci is so beautiful, I almost forgot to breathe when I saw her.


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